Daily Devotion

January 15, 2016


If My people who are called by My name will humble themselves, and pray and seek My face, and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin and heal their land (2 Chronicles 7:14 NKJV).

When we seriously commit to humble ourselves, pray, seek His face and turn from wickedness, He promises to hear us! He promises to forgive our sin and heal our land. Our land—this nation—deeply needs healing! One person alone cannot stop the sin in our land and the tide of immorality sweeping America, but God can when we humble ourselves and seek Him.

Fasting is our body language to God. When we fast, we are expressing our heart’s hunger for Jesus. We should fast not just food, but entertainment, media and worldly junk—delicacies from the world’s table—things that contaminate and limit the power of a fast. In Judges 20, the Israelites fasted and wept before the Lord in a time of national emergency. Daniel sought God with fasting for the fulfillment of the promise of the restoration of Jerusalem (Jeremiah 29:10-13).

Ezra records, “I proclaimed a fast . . . that we might humble ourselves before our God, to seek from Him a straight way for ourselves, our children” (Ezra 8:21 ESV). When you fast and pray in this way, it will affect generations, and the impact will be immeasurable!

Pray and fast for our nation today. Pray for our leaders to do what you are doing: fast, pray, seek God and turn from wickedness. Proclaim God’s promise in 2 Chronicles 7:14 over America!