Today is the last day of our 21 day fast and my God!… how God has simply blown our minds! When we started out on this journey, we knew it would be a sacrifice, but how it has paid off in such a tremendous and profound way! Meet us at The Rock Church of Raleigh every Sunday at 10:00am!
As we conclude this season of fasting and prayer, I want to end on Vision. Caesarea is an amazing place for many reasons, but mainly because of a vision given to a hungry man on a rooftop—a vision that changed the world. Peter was staying at Simon the tanner’s house in Caesarea, and went to the roof to pray. While there, he fell into a trance and God showed him foods that, according to the Law of Moses, the Jews were not permitted to eat. But God told him in this vision to eat them. When Peter refused, God said to Peter, “What God has cleansed you must not call common” (Acts 10:15).
Stunned and astonished, Peter heard a knock at the door—the result of another man’s vision. A Gentile man named Cornelius had been crying out to know the God of the Jews. God answered his cry, and told him to send for Peter. When Peter heard why the men had come for him, he understood the vision and went to Cornelius’ house to preach the gospel. This was the first time that the Gentiles received the good news of salvation!
God gave Peter the vision as he prayed to prepare his heart for the purpose he was about to serve—to deliver the news of salvation to the Gentiles. Just like Peter God has given you a vision to prepare you for where you are going!
Are you in a season where you don’t know what the next step is for your life? Maybe you feel that God has given you a particular vision, but circumstances make it seem like it will never come to pass. If God said it—then it is your responsibility to believe, to hold on to your faith and though it tarries … wait for it.
As you fast today, ask the Holy Spirit to reveal more to your heart about the vision, the plan, the purpose, the dream that God has for your life. Pray for things to come into alignment for your assignment.
Prayer Focus: Vision
Scripture Reading: Acts 10, Habakkuk 2:1-4
Pastor Derrick Phillips