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I’m in a season where I’m being challenged in creating a greater environment of intimacywith God. More than ever, I hear a call for me to separate myself to the inner room – some call it the secret place. I pray. I pray throughout the day…I pray continually…. But what I’m talking about is an uninterrupted time in the morning or late night when I meet with Him. The inner room is not necessarily a physical place; it’s more of a condition and attitude of the heart that drives us to a physical location where we invest in private and…> Read More
The earnest (heartfelt, continued) prayer of a righteous man makes tremendous power available [dynamic in its working]. (James 5:16b – Amplified Bible) Responsibility has a process. We understand responsibility to be the thing we have to do…for if we don’t do it then there are consequences. Responsibilities are tasks, duties, mandates, commissions, orders, etc. We know it in our “knower” that they must be executed and completed. But there is a huge divide between knowing our responsibility and actually doing it! Prayer is one of those responsibilities given to us by God himself. But knowing to pray and actually praying are…> Read More
Jesus teaching on fasting in the same passage he gives instruction concerning giving and praying. Many of us have somehow understood that giving and praying are pretty consistent disciplines, but somewhere we thought fasting was for super christians or only in January. The teaching of Jesus implies that fasting should be a constant practice in our lives, much like giving and prayer are consistent practices. This shows us that it should be regularly incorporated into our lifestyle, not just in January. Fasting is not just eating healthy food, or not eating at all, or making yourself drink more water. Here are…> Read More
I love that so many churches fast on a corporate level at this time of year! Some people think its cheesy or a ‘bandwagon’ to get on, but it blesses me as a leader and pastor to see so many people ‘gung ho’ about pursuing the Lord together in the area of fasting. It creates such a spiritual synergy and unified pursuit! There are many types of fasts, but the one that you are probably on is a Daniel Fast. Others reading this may want to begin this type of fast but just don’t know where to start, so I…> Read More
HOW TO BEGIN YOUR FAST How you begin and conduct your fast will largely determine your success. By following these seven basic steps to fasting, you will make your time with the Lord more meaningful and spiritually rewarding. STEP 1: SET A GOAL Why are you fasting? Is it for guidance, healing, renewal, reconciliation? Be specific. Ask Holy Spirit to lead and determine the objectives for your fast. This will enable you to pray strategically during the fast. STEP 2: MAKE YOUR COMMITMENT Pray about the fast you are doing. Jesus teaches that all of His followers should fast (Matthew…> Read More
Our Vision Sunday was over the top! We celebrated the three years that God has blessed us with, we honored our Founding Pastors Nathan and Lisa Camp, and Pastor Manny cast vision for where God is taking us! Check out this short ‘recap’ video and let’s celebrate all that God is doing.> Read More