Testimonies

The following are testimonies that have come in by email and facebook messages to Awaken Us:

“I listen to AFR & heard the call to fast & pray the last 40 days of 2011. I knew the Lord was calling me to join in this fast I just wasn’t ready or didn’t know what kind of fast.  This year has been a year of revelation and a deepening yearning for God’s presence in my life. As I have sought him he has revealed himself more & more. One of the things he showed me early in the year was my need to be on my knees before him in prayer for my children. The more I prayed the farther they seemed to stray. My oldest daughter & I have not seen or spoken to each other since May. As her birthday, then my birthday and now Christmas have come I have prayed for a reconciliation between us. None has come. Not even the hope of one. Still I have stayed on my knees, trusting in God’s timing. On Wednesday December  14th, the day after my birthday, I heard an update from Awakenus on the way to work. That day I said, Lord, I’m ready. My plan was to fast until my vacation started after work on Friday.  Friday morning I received a message from my cousin. Would I be able to get together on Sunday? I called her back on my way home (now on vacation and ready to break my fast) she had been talking with my daughter and wanted to help us get together. Would I be willing to meet with her, my daughter and my mom Sunday. YES!! I said.  Then the Lord clearly said “you need to keep fasting and seeking me until this meeting.”  I did. I encouraged my mom to fast with me and we met beforehand to pray for the Lord’s presence and guidance. The meeting went well. When my daughter walked in it was as if I had just seen her yesterday. She was so beautiful. The Lord’s hand protected me from anger and resentment. He helped me not to be afraid of speaking my heart. My daughter & I agreed to see each other at least once a month. I am so thankful for God’s presence in my life. I just had to share with you a small part of what he is doing in me. God Bless You & Merry Christmas.”

“At our first Monday 40 Days Concert of Prayer we had 40+…many who came had not been a part of a focused prayer time like this before.  One man said that he had never seen anything like this happen in our church.  We are looking forward to # 2 which is scheduled for Monday, December 19th.

“I went to the website and watched the video posted there. I am excited to be a part of this and really hoping and praying for a true Holy Spirit revival!  When I was listening to the pastor give the warning to America, I just started weeping…. He was dead on.”

“I listen to www.afr.net station all the time, so when I heard about the fasting and prayer I wanted to be a part of this wonderful movement. I prayed about it and was going to ask some friends if they wanted to share the 40 days with me. But the Spirit moved deeply in my heart to do the 40 days by myself. At first I was concerned because I am a diabetic, but God made a way that has stabilized my blood sugar. My doctor has been watching me closely and is very happy with the results. I am fasting from all forms of solid foods. Only taking in gucerna drinks and fruits. I made it through Thanksgiving, I’ll make it through Christmas as well. Since I began the fast on Nov 21st, I have found that I am more hungry for God’s Word. It’s like I just can’t get enough of it. My daughter said she came to my room one night and found me reciting the Bible and praying in my sleep. Thank you for starting this revival. I pray many more will join.”

“I did a modified 40 day fast in the 90’s in response to a book I read by Bill Bright called The Coming Revival.  I want to participate in some way again.  Lord knows I need a revival in me and my family as well as this country.  God bless you guys.”

“I excitedly joined in on the 40 days to fast and pray in two ways. First, I have realized just how much my flesh desires TV. I had cut back the time that I watch TV to about 2 hours a day, but I found myself binging about once a week by watching TV all day. The TV comforted me, and I immediately realized that it was a problem. With that said, I decided to do a 40 day “no TV” fast. I’m trying to pull this idol out of my heart, so God can have more of me. The other way that I’m fasting is once a week on Wednesdays. I am a strong supporter of www.afr.net radio, and I had begun fasting with Matt Friedman on Wednesdays. Since I was already fasting, I just added this time to repent and pray for our nation too. I admire and respect you two for fighting the good faith together as husband and wife. May God continue to bless you two.”

“I hope it’s not too late to join! I watched the video from Egypt and it literally made me cry! We need revival in our country so desperately! May God bless you!”

 

 

 

 

 

 

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