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Monday, February 17, 2020

You're Invited To Join Cassandra Mack Ministries In Giving Up Negativity For Lent

Lent will be here sooner than you know it. This year, Lent begins on Wednesday, February 26, 2020. 

Lent is all about meditating upon and learning more and more about what Jesus sacrificed for mankind at The Cross. Giving up something for Lent is all about crucifying the flesh and going deeper in your relationship with God through prayer, fasting and almsgiving. 

Have You ever considered giving up negativity for Lent? Giving up negative thinking is a means of crucifying the flesh and in many ways it's even more difficult than giving up a food item or a bad habit, because our internal dialogue and the conversations and choices that ensue from it are deeply ingrained in our thinking. Part of walking by faith with greater power and authority is being cognizant of the fact that as a Christian, you have the mind of Christ on the inside of you. But in order to show up for life from that place in a more intentional way, you must be deliberate and purposeful about monitoring your internal dialogue otherwise known as taking your thoughts captive. That's what this Soul Fast is all about.

If you would like to join us in giving up negativity for Lent along with the thousands of people from all around the globe who are part of Cassandra Mack Ministries then consider being a part of our 40-Day Lent Soul Fast, where as a community we will be working from my book THE SOUL FAST WORKBOOK, as we fast from negative thinking and negative conversations that undermine our well-being, personal-growth, success and progress. 

It's easy to participate in our corporate fast, THE LENT SOUL FAST, which will begin on Wednesday, February 26, 2020 right here on this website. There are 3 steps to participate.

Step 1. Make sure to sign up at this website to get THE SOUL FAST DAILY TIPS by entering your email at this website so that you can get email notifications each time I send out the daily inspiration SOUL FAST email during this season of Lent. (If you are already on this website email list, then you don't need to sign up again. Simply look for the daily emails beginning on February, 26, 2020)

Step 2. Pick up a copy of my book, THE SOUL FAST WORKBOOK. You will have daily assignments during our 40-day Lent Soul Fast that are based on this book. You can get the paperback copy of THE SOUL FAST WORKBOOK at Amazon or the E-Book version at Strategies For Empowered Living

Step 3. Subscribe to my YouTube Channel so that you can get the notifications each time that I upload a video pertaining to our 2020 Lenten Soul Fast. 

Many people observe Lent by “giving up” a food item, bad habit or distracting practice. During the 40 days leading up to Easter/Resurrection Sunday, Lent provides us with an opportunity to reflect, renew and be restored.

This year, why not focus your Lenten fast on giving up mindsets, attitudes, outlooks and beliefs that stunt the growth of the fruit of the Spirit and that do not prosper your soul by joining us on our corporate 40-DAY LENTEN SOUL FAST

Have you ever tried to give up a bad habit or simply improve an area of your life and it seemed like nothing was working? If the answer is yes, I know how you feel because I've been there too, more than once. ........You’ve talked about it, mulled it over it, cried, begged and pleaded. You declared and decreed that things would be different for you this time – that YOU would be different, YOUR LIFE would be different and yet you still can’t get that thing that you’ve been struggling with under your feet.  If this is you, then why not utilize this Season of Lent which begins on February 26, 2020 to position yourself for greater breakthrough by way of prayer and fasting!

As the the Bible notes in (Matthew 17: 21), there are some “kinds of things" ...meaning - situations, struggles, and strongholds that are so deep-rooted and resolutely cemented in our souls that in order to break free of their destructive hold and influence we must pray and fast for breakthrough and deliverance.

How is a SOUL FAST different from a fast from a particular edible food item? Unlike a fast from edible food or fasting from a physical habit like watching television; a Soul Fast is a master spiritual cleanse for your heart and mind, designed to enable you: 
  1. cast down imaginations
  2. Take your thoughts captive
  3. Be transformed by the renewing of your mind
  4. Examine what's really in your heart so that through God you can create a clean heart and renew a right spirit. 
When you're on a Soul Fast you are fasting from unhealthy mindsets, outlooks, attitudes, beliefs and choices that undermine your ability to have life more abundantly through Christ.

You may not realize it, but ....Our thoughts (self-talk, inner dialogue) and words (the things we speak aloud & the conversations we entertain) have incredible power. They have the power to uplift and encourage us but they also have the power to bring us down and keep us defeated if we are not intentional about taking our thoughts captive. 

 ....Words are spirit and they are life (John 6: 63). Therefore, in order to leverage your WORD POWER for Maximum Success and Victorious Living, it's imperative that you align your thoughts, conversations and choices with the things that you want to see manifested in your life. WHAT ARE YOU TRYING TO MANIFEST IN YOUR LIFE? 
You must be in the RIGHT FRAME OF MIND to Manifest SUCCESS & INCREASE in a more intentional and targeted way.
Believe it or not, we are constantly taking in mental garbage by way of the things we see and hear on the news, social media, the things we deal with at work and our own negative self-talk and if we are constantly taking in negativity without having a kingdom empowerment strategy in place to get negative thinking under our feet then we will find ourselves on the hamster wheel of faith, where we profess to have faith to have life more abundantly but our thinking and actions demonstrate otherwise. 
If YOU ARE A BELIEVER ...THEN YOU HAVE POWER!! Join us in this corporate fast from negative thinking and conversations during this season of Lent and learn to gain victory over the internal negative chatter that seeks to steal, kill and destroy your faith and personal power as a believer. 

Beginning Wednesday, February 26th, look for a daily inspirational email from me in your inbox encouraging you on your 40-days of fasting from negativity. 

Here are 9 spiritual disciplines that I would like you to put into practice during our 40 day Lent Soul Fast.
1.  Start and end every day with prayer, thanksgiving and personal declarations. (Have a written list of scriptures and positive affirmations readily available that you can take out and say to yourself as needed. You can also find selected bible verses in THE SOUL FAST WORKBOOK)

2.  Abstain from watching, listening to or reading media that fosters negativity, including: news, commentators, political forums, social platforms that criticize anyone.

3.  If you use social media, then during this 40-day fast, use it to bless and encourage people during this time.

4.  Each time you are tempted to be critical of someone, immediately pray a blessing. This will push the enemy back as he tries to get a foothold in your life.

5.  Be intentional about not allowing negative people to steal your joy and dictate the atmosphere.

6.  Practice forgiving people quicker. Pray blessing over those who offend you and get on your nerves.

7.  Be intentional about rejoicing in each day that you get to wake up and breathe (Psalm 118: 24).  Spend time laughing every day. Watch funny movies and spend time with people who lift your soul.

8.  Bless every place you go to (Stores, homes, meetings, etc.) with your positive attitude and pleasant demeanor.

9.  Make it a point to refuse to criticize others for being negative. That defeats the purpose of our 40-day Lenten Soul Fast. Keep in mind ....Not everyone is where you are spiritually and emotionally. As a Believer, you have the power and the Kingdom principles to put childish things away and be the grown-up here.

You can also join me live by phone every Sunday @ 8:45AM (Eastern Time) for my Sunday Morning Hour of Power Church By Phone Service, where prayer, praise and the word of God is present. Click on the following link for more information about our Sunday Morning Hour of Power Call: Church By Phone

With Love,
Cassandra Mack