The Reward Is Revival 

Genesis 15:1 (NIV) After this, the word of the Lord came to Abram in a vision “Do not be afraid, Abram. I am your shield, your very great reward.”

Sometimes the tsunamis of life can feel overwhelming. Sometimes you lose the grit and grind, the enthusiasm needed to stay in a posture of pursuing God with all your heart.  

Can I encourage you, the greatest reward fasting can bring to your life is reviving your first love with Jesus. In all of our endeavors of life, aspiring to become and achieve, we cannot lose sight that our absolute number one need in this life is a relationship with Jesus that is so engulfed with the fire of heaven. Fasting can open the door to the most amazing fervent walk with Jesus.  

As you begin to fast, your heart will leap when you open and read the word of God. Your spirit will grow incredibly sensitive to hear the voice of the Holy Spirit. Your spiritual hunger will overflow in every area of your life. 

There were moments when I fasted and I felt God’s whisper become a shout. There were moments when I fasted and it felt like a blanket of His overwhelming presence covered me and I didn’t want to leave. 

When we say the reward is revival, we are saying the reward is JESUS! Jesus is revival. It’s always been just Jesus! He is our greatest prize! He is our greatest reward in this life. Decide to continue to press in, fast, pray, and pursue your heart’s greatest desire, to be in intimate communion with your Creator. 

Much love, Pastor Aaron

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