DAILY DEVOTIONAL & PRAYER GUIDE

21 DAY FAST & CONSECRATION 2020
THEME: GET YOUR HOUSE IN ORDER
WEEK THREE – THEME: COMMISSIONING


Now that we have CONFESSED and been CLEANSED, it’s time to be COMMISSIONED. A commission an instruction, command, or duty given to a person or group of people.

 

DAY 15 – TUESDAY, DECEMBER 15


Matthew 5:14-16 NKJV
“You are the light of the world. A city that is set on a hill cannot be hidden. Nor do they light a lamp and put in under a basket, but on a lamp stand, and it gives light to all who are in the house. Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works and glorify your Father in heaven.”

 

Devotion:
We have been commissioned to glorify the Lord and to lift Him up in our deportment and actions—in the way we live. He said, “If I be lifted up I will draw all men unto me.” As Christ has been so gracious in forgiving us and redeeming us, let us propagate this good news. Jesus saves! We have been set free to become the testimonies of God and to be facilitators in others coming to know Jesus as Lord and Savior. We are written epistles read by all men. God has given us a plan for living via His word and He has given us the Holy Spirit to guide us into all truth and understanding. We can’t come this far by faith and lose sight of the objective. We have to finish, and we have to finish strong. As God has called us out of darkness into His marvelous light, it is our job to live our lives out as representatives of the Kingdom of Light. 

 

DAY 16 – WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 16


James 1:22,25 NKJV
22, But be doers of the word, and not hearers only, deceiving yourselves…25, But he who looks into the perfect law of liberty and continues in it, and is not a forgetful hearer but a doer of the work, this one will be blessed in what he does. 

 

Devotion:
God has shown us how to get our spiritual houses in order and it feels good to be realigned and in sweet fellowship and communion with the Father! As Enoch walked with God, let’s apply the same resolve and continue to walk with the Father. Let’s have the same mind as Joshua. “As for me an my house, we will serve the Lord.” Let’s not stray from doing what God has called us to do. We’ve been assigned to work in the Kingdom. We have to work with vigor and tenacity. It’s day, so let’s work! This momentum in Him is a lifestyle that can be maintained. It’s a doable, new lease on life. We know better, so we do better. Remember who you are, what you’ve heard, and what you’ve set your heart to do. Everyday we’ll be faced with a choice: The world’s enticements or the commandments of our God. What decision will we make? Are we going to keep His commandments? Who will we serve? Let’s make Jesus, our Everyday Jesus. 

 

DAY 17 – THURSDAY, DECEMBER 17


Matthew 16:19 NKJV
“And I will give you the key of the kingdom of heaven, and whatever you bind on earth will be bound in heaven, and whatever you loose on earth will be loosed in heaven.” 

 

Devotion:
Authority is not just given to anybody. Authority is given to responsible, capable and mature individuals. We are ambassadors and carriers of the gospel. We are commissioned and charged to carry out God’s Kingdom objectives. We’ve been equipped with keys to access Kingdom power right here on earth. The church has been called out to point others to the King of the Kingdom, Jesus. Jesus gave us the keys of the Kingdom of heaven to freely navigate in the earth and to minister to a dying, lost world. We have power and authority to do what we’ve been called to do with boldness and tenacity. With this authority, we can speak and declare God’s will with confidence and power. When we speak in His authority, we have power to bind and loose, and our message of the gospel will shift dark, ungodly atmospheres, turn wayward hearts, and change minds. The kingdom of darkness cannot and will not overpower the Kingdom of Light. There ought to be an expectation in our spirit as we walk out our faith and godly assignments in the earth. Let’s declare, “Lord, Your Kingdom come and your will be done on earth as it is in heaven.”

 

DAY 18 – FRIDAY, DECEMBER 18

Philippians 4:8-9 NLT
And now, dear brothers and sisters, one final thing. Fix your thoughts on what is true, and honorable, and right, and pure, and lovely, and admirable. Think about things that are excellent and worthy of praise. Keep putting into practice all you learned and received from me—everything you heard from me and saw me doing. Then the God of peace will be with you. 

Devotion:
It’s time to put into application everything that God has taught us via the Word and our Pastor prior to, and during this consecration (Remember: What we’ve done in the last 40 days will impact the next 4 years). God is executing a plan and He wants to use you to demonstrate His glorious work. Let Him use you. Let God work a perfect work through you. As you’ve been changed in His presence during this consecration, stay consecrated. Stay the course. We have been reset by the power of His Spirit. We have been reset for a greater work, for a greater manifestation. Continue to let the Word of God minister and marinate in your spirit. The old is gone and the new is here. Walk in it and watch God do everything He said He would!

 

DAY 19 – SATURDAY, DECEMBER 19

Ephesian 4:11-12 

And He gave some as apostles, some as prophets, some as evangelists, some as [a]pastors and teachers, 12 for the equipping of the [b]saints for the work of ministry, for the building up of the body of Christ;

Devotion: 
The Apostolic sending capacity of every church is to equip all who have the gifts of the spirit to advance the kingdom of God in our Nation, various cultural mountains, in our city and community.  As we are called, we must be prepared. It is the Holy Spirit who makes known to us the gifts and callings in each one of us. These gifts are essential to good works. Allow the Holy Spirit free reign to develop and release you into your purpose.  We can make serious mistakes to move a head of God and operate in our timing and not His. Wait patiently on the Lord; He knows the perfect time and it’s never too late.

DAY 20 – SUNDAY, DECEMBER 20


Isaiah 6: 8
Then I heard the voice of the Lord, saying, “Whom shall I send, and who will go for Us?” Then I said, “Here am I. Send me!”.

 

Devotion:
God wants to send us but the cleansing must come first. He is looking for very special people who will consecrate their life and dedicate themselves before God in preparation. He will build our character to handle the anointing. Or repentance and confession. These processes are essential for commission. It would be a travesty to move into commission without the seasons of preparation. Everything we do for the kingdom must be effective to glorify God.  When God releases you into your calling there will be the evidence of Him in you and through you. Now God shines brightly in you.

 


DAY 21 – MONDAY, DECEMBER 21

2 Timothy 2:20-21 New Living Translation

In a wealthy home some utensils are made of gold and silver, and some are made of wood and clay. The expensive utensils are used for special occasions, and the cheap ones are for everyday use. 21 If you keep yourself pure, you will be a special utensil for honorable use. Your life will be clean, and you will be ready for the Master to use you for every good work.

 

Devotion:  
 We should desire to be vessels of honor. However, we must live a clean and holy life before God to be fit for the Master's use and every good work.  He uses people who will consecrate (set apart) their life far from worldly pleasures. When we put away worldly pleasures, there’s more of Him in us, working through us to bring glory to His name. 

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WEEK TWO: CLEANSING

Now that we have confessed our sins, we will now embrace God’s cleansing process. Repentance is the activity of reviewing one's actions and feeling contrition or regret for past wrongs, which is accompanied by a commitment to and actual actions that show and prove a change for the better. When we repent, God cleanses us.

 

DAY 8 – TUESDAY, DECEMBER 8

2 Chronicles 7:12-15

12 Then the Lord appeared to Solomon at night and said to him, “I have heard your prayer and have chosen this place for Myself as a house of sacrifice. 13 If I shut up the heavens so that there is no rain, or if I command the locust to devour the land, or if I send a plague among My people, 14 and My people [c]who are called by My name humble themselves, and pray and seek My face, and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven, and I will forgive their sin and will heal their land. 15 Now My eyes will be open and My ears attentive to the [d]prayer offered in this place.

Devotion:

There are seasons and times when God will allow storms, plagues, geophysical manifestations to get the attention of His people. He is always speaking, but we are not always listening. His heart is to draw us to Him, repent and change the way we are living.  God is willing to heal and cleanse us, but we must be willing to turn from wickedness and change our behavior.

 

DAY 9 – WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 9

2 Chronicles 7:14

14 and My people [c]who are called by My name humble themselves, and pray and seek My face, and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven, and I will forgive their sin and will heal their land.

Devotion

When we come to get right with God, we must come with a humble heart. We cannot simply draw near to Him with our mouths, but we must also bring our hearts. Too often our hearts are far from Him! There are so many forces in the culture of this world that pull us away from our Father. The spirits of pride, rebellion, gossip, greed, immorality, and lust are often celebrated in our culture and promoted through social media, arts, entertainment and even government legislation. Forgive us Oh God for bowing to worldly principles and not Your truth!  We genuinely humble ourselves, turn from our wicked ways, and repent!

 

DAY 10 – THURSDAY, DECEMBER 10

Psalm 51:1-4

Be gracious to me, God, according to Your faithfulness;
According to the greatness of Your compassion, wipe out my wrongdoings.

 

2 Wash me thoroughly from my guilt
And cleanse me from my sin.

 

3 For I know my wrongdoings,
And my sin is constantly before me.

 

4 Against You, You only, I have sinned
And done what is evil in Your sight,
So that You [b]are justified [c]when You speak
And [d]blameless when You judge.

 

Devotion:  

God has promised to forgive us of our sins if we properly repent. According to His Word, He will be gracious to us and compassionate, and ready to wash us clean from all unrighteousness. When we humble ourselves and repent, there is no stain to deep or transgression to great. Come clean today and allow God to cleanse you white as snow!

 

DAY 11 – FRIDAY, DECEMBER 11

Ephesians 4:29-30

29 Let no unwholesome word come out of your mouth, but if there is any good word for edification according to the need of the moment, say that, so that it will give grace to those who hear. 30 Do not grieve the Holy Spirit of God, by whom you were sealed for the day of redemption.

Devotion:

Let’s take a moment to examine the words that come out of our mouth. The power of life and death is in the tongue. Sometimes the difficulties of life push us to a place of bitterness and anger. The disappointment of losing a job, a family member, or a home might be overwhelming; but remember to be angry and sin not. Don’t grieve the Holy Spirit by holding on to bitterness and anger. Acknowledge, repent and ask God for healing and help in your pain.

 

DAY 12 – SATURDAY, DECEMBER 12

Psalm 66:18-20

If I regard iniquity in my heart,
The Lord will not hear.
19 But certainly God has heard me;
He has attended to the voice of my prayer.

20 Blessed be God,
Who has not turned away my prayer,

 

Devotion: 

We always want to be certain that the Lord hears and receives our prayers. Life’s disappointments can leave us wounded to the point where we hold grudges, bitterness, and unforgiveness in our heart. Holding such iniquity in our heart can cause our prayers to be hindered. But a clean and repentant heart before God raises His attention! You can be confident that He hears and will not turn away your prayer. It is so essential that before we ask God for anything, that we come to Him with a humble heart and godly sorrow.

 

DAY 13 – SUNDAY, DECEMBER 13

1 John 1:5-7 (NKJV)

5 This is the message which we have heard from Him and declare to you, that God is light and in Him is no darkness at all. 6 If we say that we have fellowship with Him, and walk in darkness, we lie and do not practice the truth. 7 But if we walk in the light as He is in the light, we have fellowship with one another, and the blood of Jesus Christ His Son cleanses us from all sin.

 

Devotion:

Light plays a critical role in the everyday life of our ecosystem. The Sun warms us, provides energy and allows plants to manufacture oxygen. When we are born again, we are rescued from darkness. The scripture is clear that God is light, and in Him there is no darkness. If there are dark areas in our life, let the Son expose them now, trusting that the blood of Jesus cleanses us from all sin and brings life!

 

DAY 14 – MONDAY, DECEMBER 14

Acts 3:19-20 NASB

19 Therefore repent and return, so that your sins may be wiped away, in order that times of refreshing may come from the presence of the Lord; 20 and that He may send Jesus, the [a]Christ appointed for you,

Devotion:

Shame and guilt can be roadblocks to repentance. Pride loves to show up in our issues, but the reality is that repentance draws us closer to God and brings times of refreshing. Let’s look at it this way; repentance is the reset button on our heart to bring us back to the place in our relationship and our Savior's presence. When we repent the slate is wiped clean, our heart and soul is free to worship, free to live right before God.

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WEEK ONE: CONFESSION

During the first seven days of our fast and consecration, we will focus on confession. As we fully disclose and confess our sins to the Father, He faithfully brings about reconciliation, restoring our place of redemption, communion and fellowship with Him. We cannot properly clean our house without acknowledging what’s a mess!

 

DAY 1 – TUESDAY, DECEMBER 1

1 John 1:8-9 NKJV

If we say that we have no sin, we deceive ourselves, and the truth is not in us. If we confess our sins, He is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.

 

Devotion:

The truth is, we all fall short of God’s standard and expectation for our lives. Even in that, God is Faithful. He is a God of reconciliation. His redeeming hand is extended to us in grace and mercy; waiting to pick us up again and bring us to a place of healing and reconciliation in Him.

 

Sometimes our lifestyle is so diametrically opposed to the will and way of the Father. We have to be honest and assess and admit where we are. Are we living a life that pleases the Father? Are we obediently walking out our lives according the precepts and statutes of the divine handbook, the Word? When we truly evaluate where we are, we realize we fall short of His glory on a daily basis, and because of this, we desperately need the product and result of daily confession— reconciliation.

 

God desires truth and transparency from the innermost parts. When we unburden our faults and secret sins to the Father, it creates an intimacy and nearness to God that is undeniable. When we draw nigh to Him, He draws nigh to us. In His presence He’ll forgive us and make us clean. Confession helps us to get the barriers out of the way and get closer to God. We can’t hold back. Tell Jesus everything. He welcomes our transparency today. Our sins, our shortcomings, must be fully disclosed and confessed to God on a daily basis.

 

DAY 2 – WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 2

 

Jeremiah 3:13 NKJV

Only acknowledge your iniquity, that you have transgressed against the Lord your God, And have scattered your charms To alien deities under every green tree, And you have not obeyed My voice, says the Lord.

 

Devotion:

As difficult as it is, we have to identify our areas of weakness and sin and confess it all to God. We’re really good at coming up with a needs list for God. We want God to move and we want the blessings of God to overtake us. There’s nothing wrong with that, but God wants things from us as well- He wants the truth. And He wants all the details because sin and darkness can’t dwell in the light of God’s presence.

 

The enemy wants us to hide (look at Adam and Eve after they sinned in the Garden) and not disclose all of our secret sins to God, but that is a trick to keep us from a place of deliverance and true freedom in Christ! During this consecration, let’s go to God with a full and exhaustive list of our sins. After we confess our sins, only He can wipe the slate clean and bring us to a place of restoration and re-gained fellowship with Him.

 

DAY 3 – THURSDAY, DECEMBER 3

 

Daniel 9:3-6 NKJV

Then I set my face toward the Lord God to make request by prayer and supplications, with fasting, sackcloth, and ashes. And I prayed to the Lord my God, and made confession, and said, “O Lord, great and awesome God, who keeps His covenant and mercy with those who love Him, and with those who keep His commandments, we have sinned and committed iniquity, we have done wickedly and rebelled, even by departing from Your precepts and Your judgments. Neither have we heeded Your servants the prophets, who spoke in Your name to our kings an our princes, to our fathers and all the people of the land.

 

Devotion:

Do you ever get up on a Saturday morning with intention and determined focus to deep clean your house? Your objective is clear. Nothing and no-one will hinder your plan. In fact, everyone in your home is going to get up and help you. You know exactly what rooms and projects you will target first, but the overall goal is to clean everything. You ever clean so much and so well that you just start finding forgotten, unnecessary items and decide to throw them away? You may decide to give certain areas that haven’t been cleaned in a long while a real good scouring.

 

We all know how it feels to successfully execute a housekeeping plan and feel that sense of accomplishment and satisfaction of a job well done. There’s not much else like being in a clean living space. Confession demonstrates our intention to clean our spiritual houses. We can’t fast and pray, and truly repent without fully confessing all of our sins. Confession roots out the deep dark places in our lives that have gone unaddressed and undisclosed.

 

Let’s deal with our unconfessed sin as Daniel did in this passage. Daniel set his face toward the Lord God in prayer and honestly disclosed all the dirt and shame of He and his brethren. Before he asked for anything, he presented his faulty life to a God who can clean and repair and restore it. Let’s go to God in prayer today. Let’s confess and be forthright about the areas that are not right, so that the God of our righteousness can make us clean in His presence.

 

DAY 4 – FRIDAY, DECEMBER 4

Daniel 9:3-6 NKJV

Then I set my face toward the Lord God to make request by prayer and supplications, with fasting, sackcloth, and ashes. And I prayed to the Lord my God, and made confession, and said, “O Lord, great and awesome God, who keeps His covenant and mercy with those who love Him, and with those who keep His commandments, we have sinned and committed iniquity, we have done wickedly and rebelled, even by departing from Your precepts and Your judgments. Neither have we heeded Your servants the prophets, who spoke in Your name to our kings an our princes, to our fathers and all the people of the land.

 

Devotion:

God is a covenant keeper. His word is bond. He wants to perform His spoken and promised word in our lives, but unconfessed sin will hinder or delay our answers from God. God is faithful and merciful. He wants us to know Him and trust Him in that way.

 

If we regard iniquity in our hearts, if we hold onto our sins, God will not hear us when we pray. We need God to hear us when we pray! We need God to look on us with mercy when we pray. We need Him to accept our sacrifices of thanksgiving. We need Him to attend to our supplications and requests. Confession of our sins helps to create an atmosphere and environment for God to speak and move in our brokenness.

 

When we confess our sins before Him, it defuses the power of sin in our lives and allows God Almighty to transform us and reconcile us back to Him. That should be our desire… to be in sweet fellowship and communion with God.

 

DAY 5  – SATURDAY, DECEMBER 5

Psalms 32:5 NKJV

I acknowledged my sin to You, and my iniquity I have not hidden. I said, “I will confess my transgressions to the Lord,” and you forgave the inquiry of my sin.

 

Devotion:

We have to be like David in this respect and acknowledge our sin before God. If pride is stopping us from admitting or confessing our sin, then we must denounce pride. If denial is keeping us from acknowledging our sin, then we must denounce denial. If apathy or an indifferent attitude is keeping us from acknowledging our sin, we must denounce apathy. Sin offends God and David did not want to be an offense to God, so he confessed his transgressions.

 

As a good Father, God wants to lift our burdens and cover our shame. God wants us to walk in truth and integrity. His forgiveness does all that and makes us right, but confession and transparency before Him is the vehicle needed to get us to that acceptable place and posture to receive forgiveness. In order to reach that burden free place in Him, we must come clean.

 

We should not want our lifestyle to be an offense to God. We have to be self-aware and acknowledge and confess our wrongdoings, even if it’s a repeat offense, we have have to confess it and not hide it from God. He knows how frail we are, and He is faithful to forgive us whenever we confess our sins, just as he forgave David.

 

DAY 6 – SUNDAY, DECEMBER 6

Psalms 66: 18-20 NKJV

If I regard iniquity in my heart, The Lord will not hear. But certainly God has heard me; He has attended to the voice of my prayer. Blessed be God, Who has not turned away my prayer, Nor His mercy from me!

 

Devotion:

Confession is good for the health and effectiveness of our prayer life. Our prayers are important to God. They are designated to reach Him as a sweet smelling aroma in His nostrils. God wants to attend to our every prayer.

 

Unconfessed sin blocks a clear reception, and prayers in that type of environment, go unheard. We want God to hear us, and confession helps to facilitate successful and unhindered communication between the Father and His children. Let’s be sure our prayers are heard by our merciful and compassionate Father today. “Lord, hear our prayer.”

 

DAY 7 – MONDAY, DECEMBER 7

Proverbs 28:13 NKJV

He who covers his sins will not prosper, But whoever confesses and forsakes them will have mercy.

 

Devotion:

When we confess our sins and turn from them, we are restored to a right relationship with the Father. God will not hold back His mercy toward us when we are in right standing with Him. How beautiful it is to be in a right relationship with the Father! God is just so good that He wants us to thrive in our walk with Him.

 

The enemy wants us to cover up our sins and cower in a desolate place. That is a trick and scheme of the enemy! Jesus came that we might have life and have it more abundantly! We have been redeemed and translated from darkness to light. Walk in the Light!

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