July 28th-30th

There’s something that happens when you set aside a season of your life to seek the face of God. A mountain top or wilderness season where distractions are diminished. Though we cannot live at the top of the mountain or in the quiet of the wilderness, we can journey there for a season. This won’t be easy but I know God will move in your life during our 3 Day Breakthrough.

Tips from Bro. Phil

 
Each morning of our 3 Day Breakthrough, we will be gathering for an hour of prayer from 6 AM to 7 AM. Anyone is welcome to join us for this gathering.
 
Location – Boones Chapel Baptist Church • 2301 Co. Rd. 66, Prattville, AL 36067
 
Fasting
The goal of fasting is to draw nearer to God. Biblical fasting always has to do with eliminating distractions for a spiritual purpose; it hits the reset button of our soul and renews us from the inside out. It also enables us to celebrate the goodness and mercy of God and prepares our hearts for all the good things God desires to bring into our lives. Remember, your personal fast should present a level of challenge, but it is essential to know your body, options, and, most importantly, to seek God in prayer and follow what the Holy Spirit leads you to do.
 
Types of Fasts
Your personal fast should present a level of challenge, but it is imperative to know your body, options, and most importantly, to seek God in prayer and follow what the Holy Spirit leads you to do.
 
Complete Fast
In this type of fast, you drink only liquids, typically water with light juices as an option.
 
Selective Fast
This type of fast involves removing certain elements from your diet. One example of a selective fast is the Daniel Fast, during which you remove meat, sweets, and bread from your diet and consume water and juice for fluids and fruits and vegetables for food.
 
Partial Fast
This fast is sometimes called the “Jewish Fast” and involves abstaining from eating any type of food in the morning and afternoon. This can either correlate to specific times of the day, such as 6:00 AM to 3:00 PM or from sunup to sundown.
 
Soul Fast
This fast is an excellent option if you do not have much experience fasting food, have health issues that prevent you from fasting food, or if you wish to refocus certain areas of your life that are out of balance. For example, you might choose to stop using social media or watching television for the duration of the fast and then carefully bring that element back into your life in healthy doses at the conclusion of the fast.
 

Bro. Phil’s Quiet Time Toolbox and Tips

 
Physical Over Digital
I am a huge advocate for embracing the tools that God has given us in our modern age. Technology is something I personally am a huge fan of. It allows us to be better stewards of our time and streamline countless things. This gift can also be a huge distraction. There is something sacred about carving out time to sit alone without interruption to meet with God.
 
Bible
Finding a good translation is not the most important thing, reading it is; translations do matter. You want to find a translation that is accurate, and that is readable. While the KJV is good translation, it includes words that most people never use. This makes that particular translation difficult to read for some. This is why we suggest the ESV. If the ESV is too difficult to understand, the NLT is a great alternative. Getting a study bible can also be a great asset to personal time with the Lord. Below are some links to a few bibles I would suggest.
 
 
 
A Journal
Whenever I head into any important meeting, I want to make sure that I am prepared to record what takes place. I come in with the expectation that what takes place in the meeting will need to be revisited in order to be fully implemented. This is the exact same approach I take when it comes to meeting with God. I want to have my expectations high and be ready to hear from the Lord. A $10 investment in a journal can help you record the things that God is depositing in your life.
 
A Reading Plan
I have always been better with a clear plan. The reading plan is designed to help you stay on track to reach a certain goal. If you log into www.Bible.com, you will find a ton of great reading plans for you to choose from. These plans come equipped with mobile reminders, email reminders, and accountability options so that you can stay on track. For our 3 Day Breakthrough, click the button at the top of the page.
 
An Accountability Partner
Devotional time is designed to be personal but not individual. I know first hand how lonely something can be. A group of two or three other people of the same gender that serve as your daily and constant accountability partners is a game-changer. They will know your goals and requests during this journey more than anyone else. These people are assigned to help you as you help them.
 
A Playlist
Music is powerful and impacts the soul. It can take you back in time and shift emotions, both consciously and subconsciously. Having a playlist of worship music is a big part of how I focus my mind and soul on Christ.
 
A Prayer List
An all too common moment in Christian circles is saying “we will pray for you,” and then never doing anything about it. I always keep a list of items I am praying for and record the breakthroughs that are happening. This keeps me organized and on track. Pro Tip – use your journal.