scripture Reading: Mark 9:29
And he said unto them, This kind can come forth by nothing, but by prayer and fasting.
The disciples of Jesus could not cast the dumb spirit out of the boy. They looked defeated. This tide was however turned round when Jesus arrived on the scene. He just cast out the demon and set the boy free. Jesus explained to his disciples that they failed because they had not fasted and prayed. Jesus was not talking about on the spot fasting to deal with the problem but rather having cultivated a lifestyle of fasting before hand which would have given them a reservoir of power and authority to deal with issues as and when they come up. From this, we can understand that personal building up of your spirit through regular or periodic fasting prepares you to overcome challenges that may confront you in the future. This is indicative of the fact that you will be defeated in life, if you don’t prepare spiritually for tomorrow. Always get prepared for your tomorrow!
Prayer: Lord, help me get prepared for each ‘tomorrow’ of mine. Enable me build my own fasting, prayer, bible study, praise and worship life.
Confession: I am always prepared for tomorrow. I have personal schedules to fast, pray, praise and worship God on my own which I don’t compromise. I will not be defeated in life.