Greetings Church Family,

 

Malachi 3:10 reads, “Bring the whole tithe into the storehouse, that there may be food in my house. Test me in this,” says the LORD Almighty, “and see if I will not throw open the floodgates of heaven and pour out so much blessing that you will not have room enough for it.

For the House of Light Church, God has is declaring the new year as a year of “bringing into the storehouse” or sowing.  It is a year of contributing to the storehouse . . . both naturally and spiritually. 

I Corinthians 15:46 reads, “But it is not the spiritual that is first but the natural, and then the spiritual.”  Therefore, in this new year we shall focus on storing up and shoring up our finances, our resources and our health.  We will focus on improving God’s storehouse.  God’s storehouse is our temple, our finances, and our spirit.  These three things will be our focus as we begin the new year.

In recognition of the Word of God, we will give God a minimum of 2 hours and 40 minutes of every day, for the next 21 days.  This means we will give him an average of 50 minutes for each of the three activities, for 21 days.  This could mean 50 minutes dedicated to your finances, 50 minutes dedicated to your body and 50 minutes dedicated to your Spirit, on average.  Perhaps you want to give an hour (60 minutes) on your temple, 30 minutes on your finances and an hour (60 minutes) on your Spirit.  Remember, you can always do more, but you do not want to short change God and do less.

If we dedicate ourselves to this as we begin the new year and do not allow ourselves to become weary, we will reap the blessings of God, according to Galatians 6:9 – “Let us not become weary in doing good, for at the proper time we will reap a harvest if we do not give up.

We will begin the new year with a 21-Day Fast. This fast is a modified Daniel’s Fast, as the Lord has given me.  Here are the specifics:

  • Start Date – Tuesday, Jan. 1, 2019 @ 6 am

  • End Date – Monday, Jan. 21, 2019 @ 6 pm

  • Fast Diet - No breads, meats, sweets, caffeine, or sodas.  Water and pure fruit and vegetable juices only.  No secular music, television or movies. No smoking of any kind.  No alcoholic beverages of any kind.  This is essentially a salad or vegetarian fast.

  • Activities

    • Finances

      • If you are not a tither, begin tithing immediately.

      • Create a savings plan and a budget.  Set a specific amount which you will save in 2019, then declare it before the Lord.  Write down your goal and place it in the Bible at Malachi 3:9.

      • No recreational shopping during the fast, other than necessary grocery and household shopping.

      • Review 401K and Investment plans.  If you do not have one, create one.  See Pastor Ken for more information. 

      • Spend time each day focusing on developing a sound financial plan and creating a budget.  Use the time to research financial options and opportunities.  Spend the time analyzing your last few year’s spending. Determine where you can do better. 

    • Temple

      • Join gym or begin a workout regimen in home gym

      • Perform 3 days of cardiovascular, 2 days of weight training and 1 day of yoga, stretching and/or meditation for 60 minutes. 

      • Rest on the 7th day.

    • Spirit

      • Each Wednesday @ 7 pm participate in Bible Study.  If you cannot be in Bible Study, use that time  to pray and read your   Bible.

      • Recite the House of Light Affirmation each morning.

      • Take Holy Communion each Sunday during the Storehouse Fast.

      • Read House of Light Daily Bible scriptures.

      • Spend time in prayer each day.  Remember the prayer recipe provided at the House of Light:

        • Give Adoration – God I thank you for being an awesome God and for doing all you do for me in my life.  I thank you for giving me life and for sending your Son to give His life for me.

        • Ask Forgiveness – God your Son died on the cross so that my sins could be forgiven.  God, please forgive me sins.  Forgive the sins I have committed knowingly and the ones I have committed in ignorance.   Forgive me and allow me not to commit the same sin again.  If there is a sin that I commit over and over again, I ask that you give me strength to over come it, according to your grace.

        • Present Petitions – God, as my sins have been forgiven and because you are an amazing Father, I ask you to grant my petitions.  Not because of anything I have done or earned, but because of your Grace and Mercy.  So, God, please bless me to . . . (ask God for the things you need and want).   Hebrews 4:16, reads, “Let us therefore come boldly to the throne of grace, that we may obtain mercy and find grace to help in time of need.”  If you repented and asked forgiveness in sincerity, you have the right to come boldly to God and ask what you will. 

        • Give Thanks – God I thank you for forgiveness and I thank you for salvation.  I thank you for granting my petitions.  I thank you for grace and I thank you for mercy.  Bless this fast and anoint it to accomplish all that it is purposed to do.  I pray these things in the name of your son, Jesus.  Amen.

 

Daily Scripture Readings:

 

Day - 

Jan. 1 - Malachi 3:6-12

Jan. 2 - 2 Corinthians 9:6-8

Jan. 3 - Philippians 4:11-19

Jan. 4 - I Corinthians 6:17-20

Jan. 5 - Proverbs 23:17-25

Jan. 6 - Ephesians 5:14-21

Jan. 7 - 2 Timothy 2:14-16

Jan. 8 - I Corinthians 3:16-23

Jan. 9 - Romans 10:13-17

Jan. 10 - I Corinthians 15:57-58

Jan. 11 - Isaiah 40:28-31

Jan. 12 - James 1:12-18

Jan. 13 - Isaiah 45:11-13

Jan. 14 - Psalms 130:4-8

Jan. 15 - Romans 12:9-15

Jan. 16 - Psalms 34:1-6

Jan. 17 - Psalms 27:1-6

Jan. 18 - Amos 9:13-15

Jan. 19 - Deuteronomy 30:1-5

Jan. 20 - John 15:7-12

Jan. 21 - 2 Chronicles 7:14-18

3 Powerful Prayers To Pray During the Storehouse Fast

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Prayer #1: “God, break my heart for the things that break Your heart.” - This is a powerful prayer because it pulls your eyes away from       your own insecurities, fears, and stress, and instead draws them outward toward a hurting world in need.

 

Prayer #2: “God, show me where You are working and use me in Your story.” - God is telling a story - one of rescue, redemption, and      restoration for His creation. Once your heart begins to break for the same things that break God’s heart, you will want to ask to be a part of this story. 

Prayer #3: “God, reveal Yourself through me.” - This final prayer invites God to show who He really is to an  unbelieving world. Praying this prayer allows God to do God- size things, things that are only possible if He is involved. I want people to look at my life and have to acknowledge that a Higher Power exists because of the things I’m producing. I want His grace, love, mercy, and Creator Spirit to be revealed through my life and the work of my hands. Jesus reveals a  similar mandate for us. “In the same way, let your light shine before others, that they may see your good deeds and glorify your Father in heaven.” (Matthew 5:16). Ask God to reveal Himself by producing rare and beautiful things through you that the world has never seen before.

Daniel's Fast Menu Links:

  1. Daniel Fast Kick Start

  2. Ultimate Daniel Fast

  3. Myrecipes

  4. Vega-licious

  5. Eatwell

  6. Delicious and Healthy

  7. Meal Plan 1

  8. Meal Plan 2 

  9. Meal Plan 3

 

Daniels Fast Grocery Shopping Lists

  1. Week 1 Shopping List

  2. Week 2 Shopping List

  3. Week 3 Shopping List

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