11.23.22 | Thanksgiving

In light of Thanksgiving, this week we will be utilizing our time of fasting and prayer to focus on developing deeper gratitude for Jesus.

Spend time directing your gratitude towards God – for who God is and what he has done in your life. Using the movements of FAST, during the third step Speak, listen for what God might want you to know about his gratitude towards you, what he loves and appreciates about who you are.

Here are the four movements of FAST:

  1. Focus: Find a quiet place to settle your mind and open yourself to the Holy Spirit’s presence.
  2. Adoration: Spend time honoring and exalting God, tell him what you appreciate about him. Contemplate on who he is and what he has done. You might even be able to get a sense of his presence with you.
  3. Speak: Commune with God, taking moments to both speak to him about what’s on your heart and to pause and listen for his voice. Use journals to write down what you hear him say. Ask simple follow up questions like, “is there anything else you’d like me to know about [fill in the topic]” to really get to the heart of what Jesus wants to communicate to you and what you want to say to him or plead for while you fast.
  4. Transform: Commit to taking active steps to change or address what the Lord revealed during your time of fasting.

Past Fasting & Prayer Focus Posts