In his book, The Coming Revival, Dr. Bill Bright, founder of Campus Crusade, tells of seeking guidance after sensing the Lord calling him to a 40-day fast. When he couldn't find information on how to conduct such an extended fast, he sought the Lord's wisdom. "Lord, I know you've called me to fast for forty days, but I can't find the help I need. I don't want to do anything foolish," he prayed. "Please help me."
While he was seeking God's guidance, something extraordinary happened. He distinctly sensed a sobbing in his spirit and, he knew the Lord was weeping. He was startled at first. And although he didn't know why He was weeping, Dr. Bright began to sob, too.
Then he sensed the Spirit saying, "My people have forgotten one of the most important disciplines of the Christian life, the major key to revival." He knew the Lord meant prayer with fasting.
When we humble ourselves with fasting, revival begins in us.
Thank You, Jesus, for giving us a way to humble ourselves and express our desire for more of You.
"The time will come, when the bridegroom will be taken from them, and on that day they will fast" (Mark 2:20).
Day 3 (of 40 Days of Prayer)
Ask the Holy Spirit to give a great hunger for more of His presence in your life. Tuesday is a fast day for some involved with the conference. Pray that many will join us in fasting on this day as their way of saying to God they would rather have more of Him than food.