Day 11

Matthew 6:16-18 (NKJV) 16 “Moreover, when you fast, do not be like the hypocrites, with a sad countenance. For they disfigure their faces that they may appear to men to be fasting. Assuredly, I say to you, they have their reward. 17 But you, when you fast, anoint your head and wash your face, 18 so that you do not appear to men to be fasting, but to your Father who is in the secret place; and your Father who sees in secret will reward you openly.

There are certain things in the word of God that always come together. This morning it’s impossible to speak about fasting without giving an equal importance of it being done with prayer. Scripture teaches us that these two principles and values always go hand in hand if you want to see effectiveness. When one separates in prayer and fasting great things happen in our personal lives.  Fasting and prayer produce great things in the spiritual. Impossible things become possible! God moves in our circumstances and in our favor when we separate in prayer and fasting.

This is one of the principle keys to see Christ magnified and exalted in our lives and in our international ministry. Now more than ever God is calling us to consecrate ourselves in prayer and fasting as United Women in Ministry! I am sure that in this year 2013 we will face great challenges, that in the natural they may seem impossible. Things that maybe through the years have stopped us in advancing spiritually. My question is what are we going to do when this happens? What strategy or plan do we have? Or will we make the mistake of saying, “It can’t be done, I will never accomplish it, it’s impossible to see my situation change.” My prayer is that we will never tale this defeated attitude of failure! In order for Victory Outreach International to go to another level, we must first take our fasting and prayer to another level!!

Let’s remember that Victory Outreach wasn’t established from night to day or by coincidence. Being where we are has taken a lot of prayer and fasting! Thank God that these two values continue being priorities in us how they were in the beginning of our ministry in the life of our founders and elders.

Silvia Figueroa

Victory Outreach East Los Angeles – Hispanic 

Mateo 6:16–18 (DHH – LA) — 16 “Cuando ustedes ayunen, no pongan cara triste, como los hipócritas, que aparentan tristeza para que la gente vea que están ayunando. Les aseguro que con eso ya tienen su premio.17 Tú, cuando ayunes, lávate la cara y arréglate bien,18 para que la gente no note que estás ayunando. Solamente lo notará tu Padre, que está en lo oculto, y tu Padre que ve en lo oculto te dará tu recompensa.

Hay ciertas cosas en la Palabra de Dios que vienen siempre juntas. En esta mañana es imposible hablar del tema del ayuno sin dar una importancia a que juntamente se haga con oración. La Escritura nos enseña que estos dos principios y valores siempre van mano a mano si se va a lograr ver efectividad.   Cuando uno se separa en oración y ayuno grandes cosas suceden en la vida personal. El ayuno y la oración producen grandes cosas en lo espiritual. ¡Cosas imposibles se vuelven posibles! Dios se mueve en nuestras circunstancias y a nuestro favor cuando nos separamos en ayuno y oración.

Esto es una de las llaves principales para ver que Cristo se engrandezca y sea exaltado en nuestras vidas y en nuestro ministerio Internacional.  Hoy más que nunca Dios nos está llamando a que nos consagremos en ayuno y oración como Mujeres Unidas En El Ministerio que somos! Estoy segura que en este año 2013 enfrentaremos grandes retos y desafíos, que en lo natural parecerá imposible. Cosas que por años quizás nos han detenido en nuestro avance espiritual. Mi pregunta es ¿Qué vamos hacer cuando esto suceda? ¿Qué plan o estrategia tendremos? O cometeremos el error de decir, “no se puede, nunca lo lograre, es imposible ver que mi situación cambie.” ¡Mi oración es que nunca tomemos esta actitud de derrota y fracaso! Para que Alcance Victoria Internacional vaya a otro nivel, nosotras primeramente tenemos que llevar nuestro ayuno y nuestras oraciones a otro nivel!

Recordemos que Alcance Victoria no se estableció de la noche a la mañana o por coincidencia.  El que lleguemos hasta aquí a tomado mucho ayuno y oración! Gracias a Dios que estos dos valores siguen siendo primordiales en nosotros como lo fueron al inicio de nuestro ministerio en la vida de nuestros fundadores y ancianos.

Silvia Figueroa

Victory Outreach East Los Angeles – Hispanic 

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4 Responses to Day 11

  1. Maira Walker says:

    Great word Silvia and great Q: What is stopping us from advancing spiritually and what are we going to do about it? I’ve learned the biggest lessons through my obstacles, and through each one God has challenged me to “rise up” above it. Fighting with our spiritual weapons takes determination, discipline and lots of faith!

  2. joleneleon88 says:

    Good morning! What a powerful word on the 40 day fast blog this morning! Thank you for that! I wont be telling any defeated tales but presenting things to God in prayer and knowong that in Him the seemingly impossible becomes vividly possible! Thank you! God Bless!

  3. joleneleon88 says:

    Good morning! What a powerful word on the 40 day fast blog this morning! Thank you for that! I wont be telling any defeated tales but presenting things to God in prayer believing that what is seemingly impossible to man becomes vividly possible with God! And that through fasting and prayer we will begin to see that happen and be able to stick it out with joy and not a defeated attitude! Thank you, Sis Sylvia! Proud and blessed to serve in our region! And Sis Maira as well! Thank you! 🙂

  4. Raquel Mena says:

    FASTING & PRAYER is the foundation to our spiritual life, its not church time, its my time with God to be able to defeat any obsticles that come my way. I want an open connection with God to hear his voice clearly, to be able to fight against those that are against me. prayer & fasting is a relationship with our God. we cannot function if we are not rooted in our foundation.

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