A series by Pastor Mark about defying what is keeping you from pursuing what God has for you in this life.
You have to know what you are pursuing and who you are pursuing.
Defy: to confront with assured power of resistance
Pursue: to follow after in order to defeat; to employ measures to obtain or accomplish; to engage in, follow up or proceed
16 “When you fast, do not look somber as the hypocrites do, for they disfigure their faces to show others they are fasting. Truly I tell you, they have received their reward in full.17 But when you fast, put oil on your head and wash your face,18 so that it will not be obvious to others that you are fasting, but only to your Father, who is unseen; and your Father, who sees what is done in secret, will reward you.
Proverbs 13:16 (NLT)
16 Wise people think before they act; fools don’t—and even brag about their foolishness.
Philippians 4:6-9 (NIV)
6 Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. 7 And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus. 8 Finally, brothers and sisters, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable—if anything is excellent or praiseworthy—think about such things. 9 Whatever you have learned or received or heard from me, or seen in me—put it into practice. And the God of peace will be with you.