SCRIPTURE: But they that wait upon the Lord shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings as eagles; they shall run, and not be weary; and they shall walk, and not faint. Isa 40:31
One of the ways through which any child of God can sharpen him or herself is by periodic fasting and prayer.
Take three days or seven days and wait on the Lord with fasting; you may drink only water or something and just wait on the Lord.
When you do so, there is accelerated work because you (the axe head) are fully available for the Master’s use. Watchman Nee calls it the release of the spirit. Anytime you begin to deal with the flesh in fasting, you are releasing the spirit. The flesh is deadened and the spirit is made fully available for God to do any work He wants to do. The sharpest people I know are people who either know how to fast or live a fasted life. Kenneth Hagin said that he lived a fasted life. Sunday Adelaja, the man that God raised up and used to set Ukraine on fire, spent ten full years generating fire; seven days of the week, from the 1st to 7th, he neither ate food nor saw anybody. Many people look at him and say, ‘this man is lucky oh, he went to Ukraine and the whole land opened to him.’ He is not lucky, he is ‘worky.’ Find out how to achieve that luck, find out the work involved in the luck. When we began this ministry, every month, my wife would take me to a hotel and lock me in there for days, for an encounter with God. Dedicate a minimum of once every week to take a consecrational day of fasting to sharpen your spirit; not that you are going to ask for anything, just donate yourself to God to sharpen you. For over 12 years now, we have never entered any year carelessly. The last 7 days of December, including Christmas is not spent at home. I usually go to wait on the Lord to find out the agenda for the coming year. Sharpen yourself, come out with fire; let people see you with a consistently constant spiritual temperature.
Remember this: Anytime you begin to deal with the flesh in fasting, you are releasing the spirit
1. Make sure that you fast at least once a week.
2. Combine fasting with Word study and prayer for it to be more effective.
FOR FURTHER UNDERSTANDING GET THE MESSAGE- THE EFFECTIVE BATTLE AXE
PRAYER: Lord, I receive the grace to live a fasted life in the Name of Jesus.
DAILY READING: Morning: Lev.5-8 Evening: Prov.14:19-35
QUOTE: When your height exceeds your depth, then your future is absent; it collapses inevitably-Culled from THOU ART MY BATTLE AXE by Dr Paul Enenche.