Daily Devotion

January 13, 2014

A Mighty River

“For the earth will be filled with the knowledge of the glory of the LORD, as the waters cover the sea” Habakkuk 2:14

I believe God is ready to release a mighty river of His presence and power in our land, but I don’t think it will come in a sudden wave. I believe He is waiting for the “persons” of God to unite in fasting, praying, and seeking His face like we’re doing now.

Because for God, one person becomes like that one uniquely crafted snowflake that quietly lands on the peak of the Andes Mountain range. When the temperatures rise, those individual flakes melt, forming tiny rivulets. Those tiny rivulets merge together to feed small streams. Those small streams feed larger streams, and those larger streams flow into the largest river in the world—the mighty Amazon River.

The Amazon didn’t start as the largest river in the world … it started as one snowflake. Yet it releases the largest volume of water into the ocean of any other river on earth. The force and volume of the Amazon is so strong that its freshwater flow pushes back the salty ocean waters of the Atlantic for about 250 miles! It is said to even change the color of the Atlantic Ocean water in an area covering nearly 1 million square miles.

That gives a new perspective to Habakkuk’s words “For the earth will be filled with the knowledge of the glory of the LORD, as the waters cover the sea” (Hab. 2:14). When you lay a solid foundation of humbling yourself in fasting and in prayer and in turning from wickedness, the impact will be immeasurable. Clearly, it is time we regained the edge! God is looking for a person, for people, who will fast and pray, seek His face, and turn from wickedness. Those people will form a mighty river that will push back darkness and uncleanness. It will break lose the chains of bondage and set free the bound.

When our bellies are emptied of the junk of the world, then, as Jesus said, a holy river of living water will flow! It is time to stop waiting on someone else to do it. God said, “If My people.” Not the world. Not the Democrats. Not the Republicans. Jesus said, “My sheep [my people] hear my voice, and I know them, and they follow Me” (John 10:27).

Your influence for God will spread like that forceful Amazon and push back the darkness. It is time to stop complaining that there is not a voice in government that will speak against immorality, against the business of murdering unborn children, against human trafficking, against the homosexual agenda—and become that mighty river, the voice that God will use to flood a nation with righteousness, with His glory.

The Fasting Edge