We have joyfully received God’s leading over these past 2 years.  Recall with me that Isaiah 61 definitively shows us that God’s anointing is with us ‘To Do!’  He has anointed us to proclaim, to comfort, to rebuild, to restore, and to renew! 


This past year, we grew to understand that we are “Created in Christ” to accomplish this anointed “to-do” list, as explained in Ephesians 2:10.  Indeed, we are created in Christ to do the ‘Greater Things’ God has prepared ahead of time for us.


As we continue to do the Greater Things God has prepared, we are challenged to believe BEYOND what we have ever seen or experienced before!  We must never settle for what we have seen or heard in past experience, for God clearly and concisely tells us that He wants to work through us “to carry out His purpose and do superabundantly, far over and above all that we dare ask or think–infinitely beyond our highest prayers, desires, thoughts, hopes, or dreams.” Eph. 3:20 AMP


This is a year for us to go BEYOND, to do BEYOND, to experience BEYOND, and to dream BEYOND our past experiences.


While we are spending these 21 days in fasting and prayer, God is speaking to us, changing us, and leading us.  His Word and Voice can cut through the clutter of life with much more clarity and power as we listen and spend these intensified times with Him, just as it did with Daniel.


To summarize Daniel’s experience, we can look at Daniel 9:2-3,21-22.  “I, Daniel, …turned my face to the Lord God, seeking Him by prayer with fasting… Gabriel said to me,…I have come now to give you wisdom and understanding.”


During this last week of fasting and prayer, go BEYOND and hear God speak wisdom into your life!

Love in Christ, 
Pastor Gary