Mon 17th Feb, 2020
Sun 23rd Feb, 2020
Great news family!
During our Dream & Scheme in 2019, some of the things that people suggested were to help people have opportunities to grow in their understanding of some more 'spiritual disciplines' - like prayer, journaling, memorising Scripture and fasting. Good stuff!
So, in the lead up to our Vision 2020 (AGM) and the commissioning of Joel & Hannah to plant Manning Bible Church in Taree, I'm encouraging Coast to exercise or grow in the spiritual discipline of fasting.
Fasting is a great way to sharpen our focus on God as our Provider. Biblically it was used for repentance, expressing sorrow, seeking God's wisdom or guidance, and worship. Sometimes they did it individually - sometimes corporately. I know that there are some at Coast who already practise biblical fasting and find it beneficial in the way they relate to God and grow in Christlikeness. What a great chance it is to come before God, as a faith-family, and ask for wisdom, strength and guidance for the year to come.
Are you up for giving this a crack?
Below is a small helpful chapter on fasting and, also a link to a short video (3 mins) on it.
The plan for the week is:
This is a great chance as God's people to come before Him in prayer.
Love ya, tigers!