It’s Fasting Season (Post 8): From Barren to Fruitful

#FastingDay5 Someone is barren or in a barren situation that hasn’t been productive or fruitful in a long time. Fasting and praying have the power to release God’s blessings of fruitfulness in your life and in your situations. As much as you want to give up and give in, keep trusting God. Keep sacrificing what you want and desire for your breakthrough and fast beyond your breakthrough for spiritual renewal and a deeper relationship with God. God does see your efforts. God sees your sacrifice. God will honor you because you’re honoring Him. Keep fasting.

1 Samuel 1:4-8; 19-20 AMP “When the day came that Elkanah sacrificed, he would give to Peninnah his wife and all her sons and daughters portions [of the sacrificial meat]. But to Hannah he gave a double portion, for he loved Hannah, but the Lord had given her no children. [This embarrassed and grieved Hannah] and her rival provoked her greatly to vex her, because the Lord had left her childless. So it was year after year; whenever Hannah went up to the Lord’s house, Peninnah provoked her, so she wept and did not eat. Then Elkanah her husband said to her, Hannah, why do you cry? And why do you not eat? And why are you grieving? Am I not more to you than ten sons? 19 The family got up early the next morning, worshiped before the Lord, and returned to their home in Ramah. Elkanah knew Hannah his wife, and the Lord remembered her [prayer]. 20 It came about in due time, after Hannah had conceived, that she gave birth to a son; she named him [i]Samuel, saying, “Because I have asked for him from the Lord.”

Read 1 Samuel Chapters 1 through 3 for more in depth revelation about Hannah and her blessings. My revelation is that Hannah wept and did not eat. She fasted. She prayed. She worshiped before the Lord. She gave. Then the Lord remembered her prayer for a child. She kept her promise to God and dedicated her first born to Him. After worshiping and giving, God gave her more sons and daughters.

When you combine prayer, fasting, worship and giving (later you see Hannah making a sacrifice of bullocks, flour, wine to the Lord), God truly recognizes your honoring Him and blesses you as a result. Keep fasting and make sure you add prayer, worship, and giving and watch God change your barren circumstances to fruitfulness. Dr.J.

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