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“God, you have rejected us. You have broken down our defenses. You have been so angry with us. Please, restore us.” If someone started off a prayer like this in the middle of a service or Life Group, how would you respond? I don’t know about...

More Than We Realize In Daniel 10, the Bible tells us that Daniel has been mourning for three weeks. During that time, he “ate no delicacies, no meat or wine” (v. 3). Three weeks have passed—presumably with no answer, no breakthrough. But then a man appears. Daniel...

Throughout the Bible prayer and fasting has been associated with seeking after God and his favor. In the Old Testament, the nation of Israel fasted and prayed on many occasions. On one of those occasions, the prophet Ezra proclaimed a time of prayer and fasting...

“Christian fasting is not mainly about what we go without, but who we want more of.” - David Mathis It is true that I need the Lord for everything. Without his provision, I would not have salvation, grace, mercy, love, life, etc. However, without discomfort (physically...

Good Morning VFC Family, I have a confession: prayer isn’t something that always comes easy to me. Seems kinda weird to say as a pastor, right? Admitting that I struggled and sometimes still do with the idea of prayer? After I first became a Christian, I was always...

Here in the Forest, we believe that saved people serve people and we have an opportunity to do just that in response to Hurricane Harvey and the incredible need in Texas. In addition to taking to collecting monies to aid the recovery to help serve the...