There have been times where I have fasted to fast, to be faithful.
Times when I have fasted for severe need of breakthrough in one area or another.
Sometimes I have fasted the simplest little thing - and yet it was so hard and sacrificial.
Other times, there was so much grace to go on water alone.
One thing in common, territory gained.
This is the last week of a forty day fast many have been on approaching the Regional Gathering of Corporate Prayer for California, AKA, the Call. (www.thecall.org)
As I am increasing my personal fast this week, I feel this excitement in the Spirit as I partner with God, seeking His will for our State, and crying out for mercy. The more I partner with His heart, the more natural the groaning are released from deep within. I would like to use the word "effortlessly", but the groanings are the work of childbirth, its just at that last stage of transition where you don't think, you just push!
"Enlarge the place of your tent,
stretch your tent curtains wide,
do not hold back;
lengthen your cords,
strengthen your stakes." Isaiah 54:2
My personal revelation here is not necessarily physical territory, but spiritual territory expansion. I believe the Lord is saying,
"Rise up! My fair one! don't hold back! Don't retreat!! Partner with Me and your heart will be enlarged!"
* See you at the Capitol Mall, Sacramento, CA 9/4/10