October fast 2018 – Renewed Practice
“As the Father has loved me, so have I loved you. Abide in my love.” John 15:9
Abiding in the Father’s love through His Son Jesus Christ is the root of all Christian disciplines. Christian disciplines, like fasting, aid in helping us connect with the Father’s heart which is to see the gospel proclaimed to ALL Nations.
“And this gospel of the kingdom will be proclaimed throughout the whole world as a testimony to all nations, and then the end will come.” Matthew 24:14
To abide means drawing from the root, Jesus Christ our Lord, where everything necessary for our work as laborers and ambassadors for Christ is sustained. 2 Corinthians 5:17-20
Fasting is just one Christian discipline Jesus modeled in Matthew 4 and assumed His first disciples would practice in Matthew 6. Later in the book of Acts, fasting was practiced as part of the new church movement tied to the moving of the Holy Spirit as leaders where being appointed and local missionaries sent to labor in the Harvest Acts 13:2.
“And when they had appointed elders for them in every church, with PRAYER and FASTING they committed them to the Lord in whom they had believed.” Acts 14:23
LINC Houston’s local mission leaders are committing the month of October to fasting and praying for new mission leaders in the Houston area. Our goal for this year is to identify 8 new mission leaders who meet the qualifications of elder/pastor/overseer outlined in Titus 1:5-9.
During October Fast, we will collectively commit to fasting on Tuesday and Thursday for breakfast and lunch while designating a specific time for prayer and devotion. Please consider joining us for OCTOBER FAST 2018.