FAST 2011

Monday, January 24, 2011

Solid Life Church Blog by Jessica Farias

Solid Life Church daily blog by Jessica Farias
Day 16 …
Breathe on me again
I want to know You
I want to see You face to face my Lord
Breathe on me again
Jesus embrace me
I’m desperate for your touch
This chorus completely describes how I’ve been feeling during this fast.  During the fast our bodies have been eliminating things (not to be too gross or graphic!).  Our bodies, through prayer and fasting, have also eliminated things that the Holy Spirit wanted to get rid of – things that we allowed in that should never have been allowed into our lives.  I’m desperate, yes desperate, to never go backward in my life.  I’m desperate to daily feel a fresh touch of God on my life.  I’m desperate to share this with other people.  I guess what I’m feeling is a desperation for God like I haven’t felt in a long time.  
This is the last week of the fast.  I’ve had some precious times with my Abba Father during the fast.  It’s my choice now to continue those precious times with Him and not let what happened during the fast end.

Sunday, January 23, 2011

Solid Life Church Daily Blog by David Fisher

Hello! We are more than half way through our has been good. I continue to be more aware of the Lords voice and guidance in my life and in my daily activities. As I try and tune into Him, I am amazed of how just how much He has to say to me. The scripture is true - "if you draw close to Me, I will draw close to you". That is AMAZING! I had to the privilege of sharing my faith with a perfect stranger this week....we visited for over an hour. The Holly Spirit was there in that coffee shop! He was using me as a mouth piece to share and communicate the love and forgiveness that comes from a life in Christ.  My heart was full of the things of the Lord and from that position of strength I was able to pour into some one else! That is very cool! Be encouraged that as you attempt to get close to our Lord, He promises to run towards you!


Thursday, January 20, 2011

Solid Life Church Daily Blog by Sherri Fisher

It is the 12th day of the fast, I am doing the Daniel's Fast, I really wanted to do the full fast, but due to medical conditions, I am not allowed to completely fast.  Those of you who have been on the full fast, I AM IN AWE OF YOU!!
It is amazing how we crave what we are missing out on.....
I can't have meat, or sweets etc., you would think that I was being completely deprived of food.

It made my heart hurt today and pause to think....why do I not crave the things of the Lord like this? Why do I not yearn for and crave my time with the Lord when I miss it? Why do I not feel starved when I have not spent enough time in prayer?

Lord, that is my desire that I would physically and emotionally long for if I had been deprived of Your presence. Just that realization was a great awakening for my heart that this fast has brought.

Thank you Lord, for visiting me and speaking to my heart....


Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Solid Life Church Daily Blog by Cary Yocum

God is Good...although I find it interesting that it is my turn to blog...and I am in an AIRPORT again. :)

One of today's Chapters is Luke 10. There is a lot going on in there, but what stood out was the story of Zacchaeus. When Zacchaeus repented, Jesus said he found salvation. He responded to the crowd's frustration with the line "For the Son of Man came to seek and to save the lost". That line sums up the reason Christ came to the earth...not just to wait for the lost to come to him, but to SEEK the lost. This challenged me. I desire to be liked so much that I often don't reach out as I should. 

Hopefully this challenges someone as well. As you we fasting this week I want to remind us all of our purpose at Solid Life: 

" share the good news of Jesus Christ with the residence of Douglas County"

Solid Life Core Values

Stay confident in your faith!


Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Solid Life Church Daily Blog by Michael

As we enter the second week of our corporate fast, I find myself reflecting on what He’s done for me on the cross and in my life.  The Lord is teaching me to ground my identity in being a loved and valued child of God, instead of placing my security in things like my profession and possessions. I’m continually being reminded of God’s abundant blessings in my life and how thankful I am for things that truly matter in life, such as my family and relationship with Him.  I encourage you to continually thank and praise God, regardless of your circumstances (Psalm 100:4 – “Enter his gates with thanksgiving and his courts with praise; give thanks to Him and praise His name.”).  What can you praise God for today?


Solid Life Church Daily Blog by Jessica Farias

Day 10!  

Don't give up!  We're almost there.  We're turning the corner for the home stretch!

Blogging is new to me.  The original blog I wrote was way too long!  But God has been doing so much in my life and mind during this fast – I just want to share it all!  So, I’ve condensed – here goes …

In this emptying state during this fast, I'm realizing that God enjoys being my Abba Father.  He enjoys when I come to Him as His daughter -- not just in my "wants and needs".  Might seem like “duh” to you, but so many times I don’t take the time to just stop and get refreshed.

I was cleaning the house and was singing a song (from the 80's!).  I haven't sung this particular song or even thought of it in a long time!  I noticed I had tears streaming down my face, and I had to just sit and worship and pray.  Here are a portion of the lyrics:
I just want to be where you are
Dwelling daily in Your presence
I don't want to worship from afar
Draw me near to where you are.

So many times I ask or tell God to come meet me in my place of need.  I tell Him what to do.  During this fast I have felt that my Heavenly Father is telling me to desire Him as much as He desires me.  He wants me to physically take the steps to draw closer to Him.  At His feet, I can rest and find refreshment.  I don’t have to be anything but the daughter of the King of Kings and Lord of Lords – the girl, the women, the daughter, the sister, the wife, the friend who He created me to be.

I remember when I was a little girl.  I would come and sit at my mom’s feet.  Without fail, she would start to play with my hair or scratch my back.  It was wonderful.  That’s what I’m feeling – God wants to play with my hair and scratch my back.  He wants to refresh me with His presence.  I won’t get that refreshment unless I’m sitting at His feet.  God knows my needs – He knows my requests.  He’ll never cease to meet my needs and bless my life.  But right now my blessing will come from just sitting with my Father and letting Him speak into me without my mouth speaking.

So … I gotta’ go and get my back scratched right now – See Ya!


P.S. Tonight – 6:30pm – my house – 20/20/20 – Love to have you join us!

Monday, January 17, 2011

SOLID LIFE Church Daily Blog by Becky Stutzman

Day 8!

Wow, only 13 more days to go!  Today’s reading was soooo good.  If you have a hard time reading the Bible and find it boring, try reading the story of Joseph in the old testament (Gen. 40-46).  It reads like a novel.  I think about the famine they were in and how hungry the people were...funny how things like that stand out a little more- huh?  

I want to share with you my S.O.A.P. from yesterday which was in Luke 16:19-31.  The story of the rich man and Lazarus- the poor man.  In this story, the rich man lived in luxury and Lazarus was poor and covered with sores but sat at the rich man’s gate, never noticed by him.  Well, both of these men died and Lazarus went to heaven and the rich man was in...hell, in torment.  He could see Lazarus and Abraham and tried to get him to come and give him some water and when it was explained to him that couldn’t happen, the rich man begged Abraham to go to his brothers and warn them how horrible it was where he was at as he couldn’t bear to think about them joining him in torment.  I couldn’t help but think about our TOP TEN Lists of people we are praying for salvation.  Yesterday, Russ spoke about how we need to be praying for Jesus to return and if we really believed he was returning any moment, we would be more driven to share the gospel with those who don’t know him.

My prayer today is that God will give me more influence with those who don’t  know Jesus yet as their personal Savior or have turned away and also that I will slow down, and look for opportunities to take care of the poor and those less fortunate.

Keep up the good work, Solid Life!  You are all in my daily prayers-