Why Does CRC Consecrate Annually In January?

  1. To begin each year focused on God and His Will
  2. To cleanse ourselves in preparation for the year
  3. To make it clear that He and His purpose are our personal and corporate priority

Biblical References:

Jer 29:11 'For I know the plans that I have for you,' declares the LORD, 'plans for welfare and not for calamity to give you a future and a hope. 12 'Then you will call upon Me and come and pray to Me, and I will listen to you. 13 'You will seek Me and find Me when you search for Me with all your heart.

Ro 10:11 For the Scripture says, "WHOEVER BELIEVES IN HIM WILL NOT BE DISAPPOINTED." 12 For there is no distinction between Jew and Greek; for the same Lord is Lord of all, abounding in riches for all who call on Him; 13 for "WHOEVER WILL CALL ON THE NAME OF THE LORD WILL BE SAVED."

How Do We Consecrate Ourselves?

  1. By encouraging daily personal time with the Lord
  2. By facilitating daily corporate prayer times
  3. By encouraging the Biblical discipline of fasting and repentance from sin.

Biblical Reference:

Da 9:3 So I gave my attention to the Lord God to seek Him by prayer and supplications, with fasting, sackcloth and ashes. 4 I prayed to the LORD my God and confessed and said, "Alas, O Lord, the great and awesome God, who keeps His covenant and lovingkindness for those who love Him and keep His commandments, 5 we have sinned, committed iniquity, acted wickedly and rebelled, even turning aside from Your commandments and ordinances.

What Are We Doing Specifically?

  1. Meeting for prayer each day Mon thru Fri 7pm, Wed 6am and Sat at 10am
  2. This year we are reading :
  3. We are fasting using the partial fast referenced by Arthur C. Wallis in his book, God’s Chosen Fast.

We encourage those who are physically able to fast in various ways as they are comfortable. Primarily one meal a day but some may choose to fast from certain foods or go on a juice or liquid fasts. What’s important is that you’re praying consistently during this time. Some of us only fast during the specific week that our city is leading while many of us fast the entire 21 day period is some fashion. THIS IS TOTALLY UP TO YOU. People who are physically unable to fast often fast from activities like watching television, seeing movies, social media or any number of creative ways to remove distractions so you can pray.