2013 will be a year of praying and fasting at the Rock Church.
There are serious reasons for this focus in 2013.
1. Our church is facing the payment of $2.9 million at the end of the year for our building and future auditorium. This payment is due on January 9th of 2014.
2. Rock church is located and serves our community on the west side of Chicago. Chicago has been in the news a lot lately for the level of violence we experience. This has not been a new thing in this community. This demonstrates all the more the importance for this ministry to be here in the community.
Why do we fast? How could it really matter? Is it a little “over the top”?
Fasting brings focus because our ‘wants’ get our attention. Desire will remind us almost constantly of our unmet ‘want’, so we need to link those cravings to a response of faithfulness in prayer, praise, and worship. That’s why we fast – to love God more; to pray more; to know Jesus Christ and his power better.
That’s why we fast.