What’s Your Assignment?

Pastor Steve Taylor Fasting 2016

Jesus, full of the Holy Spirit, returned from the Jordan and was led by the Spirit in the desert, where for forty days he was tempted by the devil. He ate nothing during those days, and at the end of them he was hungry.… Jesus returned to Galilee in the power of the Spirit, and news about him spread through the whole countryside. He taught in their synagogues, and everyone praised him. —Luke 4:1–2, 14–15 NIV
We learn a lot from observing the circumstances surrounding the beginning of Jesus’ public ministry (Luke 4). Notice that He went into the desert “full of the Holy Spirit.” However, He returned to Galilee “in the power of the Holy Spirit.” Being full of the Spirit is to know God and His character; walking in the power of the Spirit is when we know that we have the God-given strength and authority in our lives to walk out His will.
The power of the Spirit is essential for us to accomplish the assignment God has for us.
God could be leading you to fast so that you can receive His specific instructions for your life. He will empower you not just to know Him but to walk in His power to accomplish what He has called you to do. That’s exciting!
A man can no more take in a supply of grace for the future than he can eat enough for the next six months, or take sufficient air into his lungs at one time to sustain life for a week. We must draw upon God’s boundless store of grace from day to day, as we need it. —D.L. Moody
Bible Reading: Psalm 23…..Jeremiah 17:5-8
Prayer Focus: Are you walking in the power of the Spirit and living in God’s purpose for your life? Write down those things you are dependent on the Holy Spirit for. Write down those things on which you depend on human resources. As you conclude your fast, pray that God continually lead and teach you to rely totally on the power of His indwelling Holy Spirit.