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From: Paul Gage
FASTING AND PRAYING FOR THE KINGDOM - July 30
FASTING AND PRAYING FOR THE KINGDOM
JULY 30, 2020
We have been in a pattern of fasting and praying for the Kingdom of God to come on earth. Hopefully, by now, each one is very familiar with what fasting is and scriptures to support it. This, as well as engaging in fervent, effectual prayer.
The Sixty Day Preparation period started Monday, July 27, 2020 as we prepare for the Solemn Assembly September 26-27, 2020 in Independence, Missouri. It is hoped that each person who plans to attend the Solemn Assembly will become very familiar with the daily preparation suggestions as well as the other materials that have been provided. We have been kindly requested to make the proper preparations to attend or stay home. It is understood that many Saints will simply not be able to attend in person, but that should not hinder our preparations.
Generally, if someone has something they want to achieve, they set a goal and objectives as to how they will achieve the goal. Two of our objectives for seeking the Kingdom of God have been fasting and prayer. We not only will continue those objectives, but how do you plan to accomplish your objectives? Goals are not reached with objectives that we just expect to happen. Plan your course of action.
The first day of the Sixty Day Preparations was :"The Basics." Sometimes we ignore the basics in an effort the reach the goal only to find we missed the mark. Vince Lombardi coached the Green Bay Packers football team to five championships in nine years. It is said that each year when the team reassembled to start a new season Coach Lombardi would bring all the players together for a team meeting. He would then hold up a football and say to the team, "Gentlemen, this is a football!"
Doctrine and Covenants 81:3d is very clear as to what God asks of us. Take time to look it up and read it, maybe daily. In Luke 14:27-28 Jesus gave us all a challenge. Look that one up as well.
God bless each of you in your daily walk. Stay on the straight and narrow path, holding to the Rod of Iron and anchored in our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ.