Seeking Breakthrough in the Midst of a New Season

January 11, 2017



Hello beautiful people and welcome back to my blog. As you can see there is a slight difference, say hello to the new layout! I just wanted to chat about where I’m at and maybe you can take a piece of what I’m learning into your own walk. 

Fasting + Prayer

Lately I’ve been feeling stuck. I feel like I'm walking through the same problems, doing the same thing every single week and ultimately moving very very slowly towards where I want to be. Who can relate?

I went to church this past Sunday and our pastor was preaching on a fast the church as a whole was doing for 21 days. He was saying how fasting and seeking even more after the Lord can break into what we are heavily seeking from the Lord. 

Let me tell you, I have never fasted. It sounds awful and all I hear from people I know is how much it sucks to not eat. But then there’s another side to it, people have also said they got exactly what they were looking for. Or that the Lord spoke to them so clearly it interrupted everything the enemy had assigned to them. This is the kind of breakthrough I’m seeking. 

Whether the church is doing an absolute fast of food for 21 days or not, I prayed and asked what kind of fast I should do. I came to the conclusion that the biggest sacrifices for me to make are dairy, sugar, wheat and chocolate. Also known as the Daniel Fast. The Daniel Fast has a lot of different items you’re supposed to cut out but since I’m already vegetarian I’m focusing on eating only fresh fruits, veggies, nuts and the least amount of processed food I can find without sugar. Lord help me now. 

*If you know me then you know I’m addicted to coffee, chocolate, pancakes and not meal prepping.

So why am I telling you this? I believe in the power of God and I absolutely believe in surrender. This is a huge surrender for me and unlike just going about my day doing what I please I have be aware of one of the important things; what I eat. When I consciously don’t choose sugar or to eat pre-made food I am thinking about the Lord and the promises He has in store for me. 

I believe God wants me to learn self-discipline and control to steward what I already have so He can trust me with more. God always wants to give us more but with any relationship trust needs to be built. I’m so excited for what God is doing in me and in you. 

“No one in this book [the bible] got their breakthrough without fasting and praying. So why would I?” -Pastor Ben Prescott

So good. Jesus wants to show us that we can do anything He did through His spirit. Jesus fasted and prayed for forty days. I think I can cut out a few food groups for twenty-one. If you’re planning a fast or have any other questions about it, feel free to email me info@julianna-marie.com. I’d love to chat!

I will do updated posts on how fasting is going and what God is speaking to me through the next couples weeks.

xo,

JM  

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