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Daniel Fast Devotional // Day 4 // January 8, 2015
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Daniel Fast Devotional - Day 4               January 8, 2015



DEPRIVED
by Lance Van Tine // RC Worship Pastor


"It is good for workers to have an appetite; an empty stomach drives them on."  ~Proverbs 16:26 (NLT)


Self deprivation means little in a world where we surround ourselves with things like smart phones and laptops that connect us to social media. Or the never ending choices of fast food restaurants on nearly every corner to satisfy whatever craving we may have. Everything in our society points at comfort and making ourselves feel good. No wonder people have become so lazy. When something gets hard people quit. Look at the divorce rate and unemployment in America. The problem is, we have no reason to be hungry anymore. This is what Proverbs, a book of wisdom, says about hunger in the above Scripture: "It is good for workers to have an appetite; an empty stomach drives them on."

If nothing else, this fast is reminding me to press deeper into God. Every relationship takes work, but it is so easy to forget about working on our relationship with God, when we get lost in our comfortable lives. So I urge you during this fast, let the pain in your stomach drive your desires away from the complacency that our everyday lifestyle's promote, and let it drive us into a deeper relationship with our God who may be easier to find (with our heads out of social media) than you would think. 
 

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PRAYER REQUESTS

RockChurch Prayer Requests
  • To fulfill our mission of reaching people far from God
  • That we will love Jesus and love people
  • That we will effectively help people with their next step(s) 
  • That we will be passionate about bringing guests 
  • This weekend's services (worship, message, response)
  • All ministry groups, small groups, and related ministries
  • That more people will plug in and serve (Team RC)
  • Strong marriages & families (restoration & reconciliation)
  • Financial stewardship & increase
  • For RockChurch App and Vimeo content to reach beyond our walls
Individual Prayer Requests (Submitted Electronically)
  • Becky M. - For our situation, grace, soft hearts, freedom, unity, and victory in our circumstance
  • Stella - For me to get a job and help people
  • Bob - My nephew's marriage
  • Tiffany - For our sick twins and our financial situation
  • Sarah - My family lost a loved one this morning (my grandfather passed away)
  • Becky K. - Nikki has a nodule on her thyroid.  She has a needle biopsy on the 12th.  Please pray that the nodule is gone. 
  • Tyler - It has been a tough 2 years for me professionally and for my wife and I personally. Pray that this fast will help get me back on track.
  • Alma - Amy and old habits/behaviors and that she seeks out the grace of our Lord
  • Lisa - I would like to lift up 3 of our family members that are in search of employment and for one that is having financial hardship with his own company.
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Do you have a prayer request? Email to prayer@rcpeoria.org.
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