Devotions for After 40 Days of Prayer & Fasting – Day 47

Day 47 The New Self

Daily Prayer: “Jesus I want to know you more intimately. I want to experience the fullness of your Holy Spirit and power in my life. I want you to use me to impact this world for you!”

Read focus passage Ephesians 4:17-24. As you read, let the exciting promise of “the new self created to be like God” hit you!

Read out loud the focus verse for today: Ephesians 4:24 “Put on the new self, created to be like God in true righteousness and holiness!” Repeat this verse over and over to yourself today.

Meditate today: “created to be like God”  When you fully surrender to Christ, God’s Holy Spirit renews your inner spirit in the image and likeness of God in “true” righteousness and holiness to bear witness of His love and goodness to others.      

Spend 30+ min in prayer in the morning praying over this mind-blowing declaration and promise concerning your life in Christ! Do this at other times during the day as well. Weep at the foot of the cross in thanksgiving to God and Christ for all they did to make it possible for you to “put on the new self” and be restored to God’s image and likeness again! “Put off” anything left of the “old self” in your life. Line up your thinking with the new self and put on the new self by faith! Claim the promise of His word for true… “lived out” righteousness and holiness! Surrender yourself to bear witness of His love and goodness to others today.

Closing prayer: “Holy Lord Jesus, thank you for raising me up with you so I can put on the “new self”. Now as I step out of 40 days of prayer and fasting, use me to change the world.”