In it's entirety prayer and fasting is all about giving God more of your heart. We fast to focus our hearts on God and to rekindle our relationship with Jesus. We don’t fast to earn God’s love, but to remove all obstacles for a short season in order to experience more of Him. Make it your goal in 2018 to grow spiritually like you have never grown before. Growing spiritually begins with putting God first. Just like a lion, start growing curious & then pursue.  There is no better time than now to focus on your family. Make a commitment to build a God-first family in 2018. Building a God-first family begins with your heart and your commitment to put God first in all areas of your life. This can include prioritizing His word, time in His presence and making a commitment to be faithful to His house. What is something that you feel like God is asking you to lay down so that you can put Him first? What are you holding onto that you know is hindering your relationship with the Lord? Pray that God would help you to remove all obstacles so that you can focus solely on Him.  


But seek first the kingdom of God and his righteousness, and all these things will be added to you.
— Matthew 6:33

His divine power has granted to us all things that pertain to life and godliness, through the knowledge of him who called us to his own glory and excellence, by which he has granted to us his precious and very great promises, so that through them you may become partakers of the divine nature, having escaped from the corruption that is in the world because of sinful desire.
— 2 Peter 1:3-4

And if it is evil in your eyes to serve the Lord, choose this day whom you will serve, whether the gods your fathers served in the region beyond the River, or the gods of the Amorites in whose land you dwell. But as for me and my house, we will serve the Lord.
— Joshua 24:15

Worship Music Suggestion: Reckless Love (Live) by Bethel Music ft. Steffany Gretzinger