Fruitfulness is exactly what God desires for your marriage and mine. In fact, fruitfulness is very important to Jesus. Fruitfulness was the topic of Jesus’ last message to the disciples before He was betrayed in Gethsemane’s Garden. Think about that: He was about to die and fruitfulness was the message He wanted to leave ringing in His closest friend’s ears.
During my 21 day Fasting for a Fruitful Marriage Challenge, I’ll share with you the secrets that encourage sweeter, abundant fruit from your marriage.
Understanding fruitfulness will
- Help you identify how God is dealing with you
- Eliminate misery due to fruitlessness
- Answer the question: ‘What is God up to in my life?’ and ‘Why isn’t my life turning out as I expected?’
Engaging in prayer and fasting accelerates fruit production because it aids your ability to hear God’s voice. And as I mentioned above, God is keen about sharing how you can enjoy a fruitful life, full of joy and abundance! (John 15)
If fasting scares you, perhaps you don’t know enough about it. Many people don’t, so I created a free video series that will help answer your questions and (I hope) calm your fears.
Nehemiah 1:4 says “[Nehemiah] mourned and fasted and prayed before the God of Heaven”.
Nehemiah fasted because he was moved by the need of the Jews in Jerusalem. He saw the needs of others and was motivated to cry out to God on their behalf.
And this is exactly why I’m eager to begin this fast. Everywhere I look, I see the lack of fruit in people’s lives and marriages. I see what greater abundance would mean to them. I also see what greater abundance would mean to my husband, our children, and the women I mentor and talk to as I speak around the country. And I see need for greater fruitfulness in my own life. I’m longing for a set-apart time to spend in prayer before God, fasting for greater fruitfulness in my life and marriage.
I invite you to humble yourself by fasting, and pray for greater fruit during the next 21 days. Home base for the 21 Day Fast for a Fruitful Marriage Challenge is this blog and Facebook, where I’ll be leading 6 Live Facebook chats each Tuesday and Thursday morning between January 9-29 at 10:00 am EST. During these chats, I’ll share more about fruitfulness and answer any questions you may have about fasting. I hope you’ll join me!
Watch my video series on Fasting for a Marriage Breakthrough if you need encouragement and effective preparation for fasting. They’re free!
I’m asking God that every woman fasting for marriage will see greater fruitfulness in her life and marriage. I’m praying for you! Let me know by commenting below if you’ll join me and I’ll pray for you by name.