Day 5 – Unleashed!

2020 VISION | Day 5 | Unleashed!

Jesus’ disciples were saying to him, 

“Teacher, please eat something.”

But Jesus told them, “I have food 

that you don’t know anything about.”

His disciples started asking each other, 

“Has someone brought him something to eat?”

Jesus said: “My food is to do what God wants! 

He is the one who sent me, and I must finish the work 

that he gave me to do. You may say 

that there are still four months until harvest time. 

But I tell you to look, and you will see that the fields are ripe 

and ready to harvest”(John 4:31-35, CEV).

On a cold January day in 1981, Ronald Reagan reminded us as a nation that we could overcome our crisis of confidence. He said, “If we look to the answer as to why for so many years we achieved so much and prospered as no other nation on earth, it was because here in this land we unleashed the energy and individual genius of man to a greater extent than has ever been done before. The price of our freedom at times has been high, but we have never been unwilling to pay that price.” Can you imagine during this fast if each of us reached out to God and asked Him to unleash our individual potential in order to serve His kingdom? Reagan talked about energy and its release. As we fast let’s remember that food isn’t the only source of energy for the child of God. Through prayer and by making our relationship with God the priority of our lives we will be fed the gifts of the Spirit directly from the hand of God. The price of our freedom was high as well. As we fast, let’s honor Christ’s willingness to pay that price.

Prayer: Father, I want to be fed from Your hand, sustained from the storehouse of Your blessing, used for Your glory alone in any place You would have me go. Help me seek, always, Your presence as the source of any strength I can ever hope to have. In Christ’s name, Amen!