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Salena from ALEXANDRIA wrote on April 2, 2023 at 2:55 PM
During SEEK 2023, I prayed and asked GOD to allow my son to be a recipient of DoD SMART scholarship so that he could attend college full time and not worry about working while in school. Well praise be to GOD!! My son, who is a member of ASBC and attended Junior/Senior Youth ministries. He participated in the senior service, went off to college like a lot of the kids do; however, he struggled his junior year with anxiety and depression. He came home, working and trying to slowly put his life back together. Started attending a local HBCU part-time... Read more
During SEEK 2023, I prayed and asked GOD to allow my son to be a recipient of DoD SMART scholarship so that he could attend college full time and not worry about working while in school. Well praise be to GOD!! My son, who is a member of ASBC and attended Junior/Senior Youth ministries. He participated in the senior service, went off to college like a lot of the kids do; however, he struggled his junior year with anxiety and depression. He came home, working and trying to slowly put his life back together. Started attending a local HBCU part-time and now with the scholarship he will be able to attend full-time. Thank you GOD for your grace over his life.... Collapse
Ruby from Charlottesville wrote on March 14, 2023 at 8:49 PM
SEEK 2023 was a wonderful challenge! Thank you, Rev. Dr. Wesley, and your team. I was able to accomplish losing weight, sticking to an exercise plan with walking. I am excited about the improvement I've made in my eating habits. I was tempted several times to eat a cookie, but I did not! It proved with fasting, praying and knowing I had others praying daily to support me during the journey I can keep improving beyond SEEK. I have continued to lose weight and feeling good with the results. My time in the presence of our Father has been uplifting... Read more
SEEK 2023 was a wonderful challenge! Thank you, Rev. Dr. Wesley, and your team. I was able to accomplish losing weight, sticking to an exercise plan with walking. I am excited about the improvement I've made in my eating habits. I was tempted several times to eat a cookie, but I did not! It proved with fasting, praying and knowing I had others praying daily to support me during the journey I can keep improving beyond SEEK. I have continued to lose weight and feeling good with the results. My time in the presence of our Father has been uplifting and powerful. Laying before Him is without words to express, but it gave me relief and peace within. Thank you for sharing this time with us. GOD is so real, and I know JESUS lives!... Collapse
DeeDee B. wrote on March 12, 2023 at 1:53 AM
I'd like to thank ASBC for inviting me on the SEEK 2023 journey, teaching me how to fast and draw closer to God. I have been truly enlightened while participating in this fast. SEEK 2023 gave me the opportunity to think intently, to really seek God and holiness, and to create a plan to start anew. I signed up for seek because I desired a closer relationship with God in order to surrender and/or submit to His Will for my life. I must admit that I had challenges with the fast, which were expected. Still, I managed to obey the... Read more
I'd like to thank ASBC for inviting me on the SEEK 2023 journey, teaching me how to fast and draw closer to God. I have been truly enlightened while participating in this fast. SEEK 2023 gave me the opportunity to think intently, to really seek God and holiness, and to create a plan to start anew. I signed up for seek because I desired a closer relationship with God in order to surrender and/or submit to His Will for my life. I must admit that I had challenges with the fast, which were expected. Still, I managed to obey the Daniel fast meal restrictions for a full 24 hours each day, although it was extremely challenging. I was raised eating delicious Cajun and Creole dishes and really good downhome Southern Soul food, so it was hard for me to deny myself all of the foods that I love for forty days straight. I have never told myself "No" when it came to food and my momma rarely denied my meal requests. As a kid, I was treated to McDonald's every Saturday and sometimes my momma would allow me to eat out during the weekday, even when we had food cooked at the house. So, denying myself foods that I enjoyed took real determination to adhere to the rules of the fast and glorify God. The other area I struggled with during the fast was my devotion hour. I have realized that this struggle stems from losing my mother to cancer. When my mother was diagnosed, I was a new single mom with a 5-month-old infant. Those days were a struggle for me - emotionally, physically, and financially; I still don't know how I functioned during that period. I worked full-time as a court appointed attorney with a large caseload, which only added to my daily stress. After court, I would go to the Adoration Chapel to read my Bible and pray for my mother. I prayed and prayed for my mother - hoped and hoped for my momma, but her health deteriorated, and I lost her. That was a serious blow for me, as an only child. My momma had me when she was nineteen, so we were really close and she spoiled me rotten, so losing her really hurt me. During the fast, I realized that I truly haven't spent much time studying after losing my mom because it reminds me of that time period. Instead of reading my Bible, I found it easier to just listen to and study different sermons. Now, I plan to obtain a devotional to nurture spiritual growth in order to establish the type of relationship that I seek with God. I must say that I felt 100% better while on the fast. I reluctantly tried new plant-based food items and discovered that I truly enjoyed more things than I expected. The most surprising thing that I experienced from this fast was finding clarity and feeling fully energized throughout the day. I have felt like a new person since the third day of the fast, and I can't remember the last time I felt so well. I also experienced significant improvement in my weight, which was also a pleasant surprise. I never had a problem with my weight before I became a mom. I always maintained my weight between 125 pounds to 135 pounds but jumped to a whole size 14 after giving birth. My weight started to bother me, as I was accustomed to always being fit and trim. Several times, I tried to get back down to my normal size but could not get any smaller than a size 12. Currently, I wear a size 10 as a result of participating in the fast and I am totally elated to see the changes with my body composition. Again, I truly appreciate the invitation to participate in SEEK 2023 and I am extremely grateful for the experience. I feel that I have started to develop a new relationship with God, as I have begun to grow closer to Him. I feel that God is creating within me a new identity and a new walk in Christ Jesus. I know that I'm not where I need to be, but I am moving closer to "a new me in 2023". Amen.... Collapse
Shirley Young-Jones from Bedford Heights, OH wrote on March 5, 2023 at 12:08 PM
I praise God to participate in Seek 2023. It has indeed been a blessing to me and this experience has brought me closer to God. I have begun reading my Bible each and every day and have read more now than I have read in my entire life. God is truly showing me his will, his character, and who he truly is. Many questions I have had regarding some events in the Bible, God has answered them through my reading and he has shown me how our ancestors have complained and did not give honor to him and how he... Read more
I praise God to participate in Seek 2023. It has indeed been a blessing to me and this experience has brought me closer to God. I have begun reading my Bible each and every day and have read more now than I have read in my entire life. God is truly showing me his will, his character, and who he truly is. Many questions I have had regarding some events in the Bible, God has answered them through my reading and he has shown me how our ancestors have complained and did not give honor to him and how he has to deal with the actions of sin. Yet God is merciful and compassionate toward us. May the Lord Bless Everyone and May we all live and declare the name of the Lord Forever! The Lord has blessed me with a financial blessing and I dedicate the first fruits of it to him as it all belongs to him anyway. I pray that my offerings which the church has expressed using to free girls from slavery be multiplied 10 fold and may this sincere offering bring honor and glory to HIM who holds all power in his hands in Jesus' name I pray. I thank God for all his blessings of protection, provisions, mercy, and grace. I pray that the Lord Bless Us, Keeps us, and May his Face Shine upon us in Jesus name. Amen!... Collapse
Patricia from NEW CARROLLTON wrote on February 27, 2023 at 9:32 PM
Praise God for the SEEK2003FAST journey of my life, if it had not been for the LORD on my side, I surely would not be able to say "GOD IT." Thank you; Pastor Wesley, for helping me to, SEEK God and to "Finish Strong." As I started the FAST COVID-19 attacked me on January 16 and by God's grace only, I was over COVID-19 by January 23, nobody but JESUS. I have a newness that is filled with deeper thirsting after God and enjoying the new encouragement He gives me daily. God is great and I am a living witness... Read more
Praise God for the SEEK2003FAST journey of my life, if it had not been for the LORD on my side, I surely would not be able to say "GOD IT." Thank you; Pastor Wesley, for helping me to, SEEK God and to "Finish Strong." As I started the FAST COVID-19 attacked me on January 16 and by God's grace only, I was over COVID-19 by January 23, nobody but JESUS. I have a newness that is filled with deeper thirsting after God and enjoying the new encouragement He gives me daily. God is great and I am a living witness of His greatness after these 40 days FAST that, "I can do all things through Christ which strengtheneth me." I am humbly grateful for the new things that my faithful Father is doing my life my family and my household. Thank you; Father for each of us, as prayed one for another to help pull each other through to a "STRONG FINISH," in JESUS" name AMEN. ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘โค... Collapse
Nancy from Arlington wrote on February 25, 2023 at 10:33 PM
I am grateful to Alfred Street Baptist Church for the SEEK 2023 observance. I have struggled with some internal personal struggles and the time spent in SEEK - connecting with God and in prayer has freed my mind and my soul in ways I did not anticipate. I think it has been the best 40 days I have spent in communion with the Lord and with others in a very long time. I feel more grounded, more peaceful, more positive, and more blessed than I felt before. I can face adversity with a clear mind, knowing that God will not... Read more
I am grateful to Alfred Street Baptist Church for the SEEK 2023 observance. I have struggled with some internal personal struggles and the time spent in SEEK - connecting with God and in prayer has freed my mind and my soul in ways I did not anticipate. I think it has been the best 40 days I have spent in communion with the Lord and with others in a very long time. I feel more grounded, more peaceful, more positive, and more blessed than I felt before. I can face adversity with a clear mind, knowing that God will not give me more than I can handle and that in weakness there is strength. Where I was closed and struggling before, I have a new sense of purpose. I am so grateful and see many opportunities to continue my growth in increasing my faith and love for Jesus, and in my growth in discipleship at ABSC.... Collapse
Pamela from Washington, Dc wrote on February 25, 2023 at 7:47 PM
Happy Birthday to a true Pastor and Teacher. You have saved my life these past few months with your sermons! May God Bless and strengthen you as you embark upon another year of life. Thanks so much for sharing your gifts of preaching and teaching.
Happy Birthday to a true Pastor and Teacher. You have saved my life these past few months with your sermons! May God Bless and strengthen you as you embark upon another year of life. Thanks so much for sharing your gifts of preaching and teaching.... Collapse
AJ from Arlington, VA wrote on February 25, 2023 at 11:09 AM
My SEEK 2023 experience was rewarding on many levels. From moving from bitterness in my job to a complete change in my mindset for the work I do; from asking God why a relationship didnโ€™t work out, to knowing that God would reveal the person He has for me in the right season; I truly had a heart change in this fasting experience. Towards the last few days of SEEK, I felt this change and was so content with the great work God was doing in me, but God said I am not through yet! Over the past 4 years... Read more
My SEEK 2023 experience was rewarding on many levels. From moving from bitterness in my job to a complete change in my mindset for the work I do; from asking God why a relationship didnโ€™t work out, to knowing that God would reveal the person He has for me in the right season; I truly had a heart change in this fasting experience. Towards the last few days of SEEK, I felt this change and was so content with the great work God was doing in me, but God said I am not through yet! Over the past 4 years at my job, I was experiencing pay equity issues. While there shouldโ€™ve been a pay difference due to my colleagueโ€™s experience, I came to learn I was making nearly half of what she was making for doing the same work and having the same title. I had given up on advocating for myself after two attempts of bringing this situation to my bossโ€™ attention, but my counselor encouraged me to try again and take the situation to the director. I was hesitant, but God placed it on my heart that I wasnโ€™t doing this for me, but the people who would come behind me. Two days after SEEK was over, I (being led by God) reached out to my director to meet. We met for no more than five minutes and he agreed to give me a $35k pay increase, and thanked me for advocating for myself. (Wowww, thank you Jesus!) The years of feeling like I was being treated unfairly financially, to the sleepless nights on how I could effectively advocate for myself, God had it already worked out. He told me it was mine, I just had to walk in it. The best part about the entire situation is that I heard from God and acted. It truly is a beautiful experience to hear God speaking to you. Thank you Pastor Wesley and the entire pastoral staff for leading us through this transformative fast.... Collapse
Mother Brenda from Atlanta wrote on February 24, 2023 at 10:48 AM
Thank YOU, God, for carrying me on this journey. It was like a mini MasterLife class. At 74 it seemed that there was very little left to learn about life, BUT I have learned so much during this time of SEEKING. Now I know that I know that I know, I CAN DO ALL THINGS THROUGH CHRIST, WHO STRENGTHENS ME! (Philippians 4:13) I have adopted the ASBC SEEK2023 mantra: If it doesn't look good, then God is not finished! Because Romans 8:28 is true. I will forever place my trust in YOUR Plan for my life Lord; and I know... Read more
Thank YOU, God, for carrying me on this journey. It was like a mini MasterLife class. At 74 it seemed that there was very little left to learn about life, BUT I have learned so much during this time of SEEKING. Now I know that I know that I know, I CAN DO ALL THINGS THROUGH CHRIST, WHO STRENGTHENS ME! (Philippians 4:13) I have adopted the ASBC SEEK2023 mantra: If it doesn't look good, then God is not finished! Because Romans 8:28 is true. I will forever place my trust in YOUR Plan for my life Lord; and I know that's ALL GOOD! You shined a light on my arrogance during this season of fasting and prayer, and let me see it for what it is, which makes it easier for me to abandon that type of behavior completely from this point FORWARD. Thank You Lord for Your goodness and your mercy towards us! There is none like You!... Collapse
Kim from Alexandria wrote on February 22, 2023 at 11:26 PM
During SEEK, the enemy attacked me harder and right at the end, it really got tough but I continued to pray boldly and God worked out a situation that was bad and turned it around. Iโ€™m more grateful and feel assured that God is covering me and loves me. Health changes, weights lifted, my Auntie safe.. Praise Godโค
During SEEK, the enemy attacked me harder and right at the end, it really got tough but I continued to pray boldly and God worked out a situation that was bad and turned it around. Iโ€™m more grateful and feel assured that God is covering me and loves me. Health changes, weights lifted, my Auntie safe.. Praise Godโค... Collapse
Christi from Bethesda wrote on February 22, 2023 at 8:00 AM
Seek 2023 has been such a blessing. Thank you to ASBC, Pastor Wesley and the entire ministerial staff for planning and executing the 40 day fast. I have truly learned and witnessed that with Christ all things are possible. I have experienced such a new beginning during the Seek that I have extended it until Easter. I asked another ASBC member if she would continue Seek 2023 until Easter with me and she said yes. The space that God has created through Seek to be still and hear his voice has been amazing, enlightening, comforting, convicting and so illuminating that... Read more
Seek 2023 has been such a blessing. Thank you to ASBC, Pastor Wesley and the entire ministerial staff for planning and executing the 40 day fast. I have truly learned and witnessed that with Christ all things are possible. I have experienced such a new beginning during the Seek that I have extended it until Easter. I asked another ASBC member if she would continue Seek 2023 until Easter with me and she said yes. The space that God has created through Seek to be still and hear his voice has been amazing, enlightening, comforting, convicting and so illuminating that I don't want to leave. Thank you again ASBC and Pastor Wesley for this life changing experience.... Collapse
Connie from Silver Spring wrote on February 21, 2023 at 6:24 PM
Great Day Seek Family๐Ÿ’•๐Ÿ™๐Ÿฟ I didn't think I could complete the 40 days...the last 3 were a little tough. Because of my hyperthyroidism, my fasting was modified to veggies, plant based & a small amount of fruits. Some-things I don't want to go back to, foods, emotions, past hurts. I'd get up @ 5:40am to make sure I'd be on the morning call (I miss it). Now I use that time to draw closer to God, reading, sitting in silence, listing for that small quiet voice, to be at peace knowing my Father is always with me & working things... Read more
Great Day Seek Family๐Ÿ’•๐Ÿ™๐Ÿฟ I didn't think I could complete the 40 days...the last 3 were a little tough. Because of my hyperthyroidism, my fasting was modified to veggies, plant based & a small amount of fruits. Some-things I don't want to go back to, foods, emotions, past hurts. I'd get up @ 5:40am to make sure I'd be on the morning call (I miss it). Now I use that time to draw closer to God, reading, sitting in silence, listing for that small quiet voice, to be at peace knowing my Father is always with me & working things up for my good. I dial into to 7am call now too! During the journey, I prayed & cried for family who are going through, lifting them up to God. I asked God to bless & protect my neighbors, & co workers, to use me to His glory & be open for opportunities to share the love of Jesus Christ. Not only did God blessed me with a full time job in complex, God opened a employment opportunity for my son in NY. We have new assignments now โ˜บ๏ธ. As Christians God always has an opportunity for us show kindness, to be the light. The journey was undescribable, a little touch of heaven on earth. It was awesome to know the amount of people Seeking, the voice & the will of God. Thank you my ASBC family, Seekers, my Village Family & DG 34. God bless you Pastor Wesley.โœ๏ธ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿฟ๐Ÿ•Š๏ธ... Collapse
Pamela Harris from Las Vegas wrote on February 21, 2023 at 1:51 PM
I praise God I was a part of the Seek2023 journey. It was truly a spiritual awakening for me and my husband. It renewed our prayer life together. I feel God's presence and hear Him clearly as I study His Word which was the biggest blessing.. We physically lost weight which sparked a fire in our marriage. My blood pressure was lowered to the point I will be delivered from blood pressure medications and so many other blessings just to name a few. Thank you Pastor Wesley and my Seek 2023 partners for your prayers, love and support.
I praise God I was a part of the Seek2023 journey. It was truly a spiritual awakening for me and my husband. It renewed our prayer life together. I feel God's presence and hear Him clearly as I study His Word which was the biggest blessing.. We physically lost weight which sparked a fire in our marriage. My blood pressure was lowered to the point I will be delivered from blood pressure medications and so many other blessings just to name a few. Thank you Pastor Wesley and my Seek 2023 partners for your prayers, love and support.... Collapse
Dr. Alesha K. Russey from Houston wrote on February 21, 2023 at 10:51 AM
Greetings ASBC Family! I thank you for this opportunity to share my testimony directly linked with SEEK 2023. During this journey, I prayed and asked God to supply my holistic needs as I decreased to obtain Kingdom increase, job opportunity, a stronger spiritual connection, better health, and just a closer walk with thee. At the beginning of January 2023, I simply wrote the vision for my life and made it plain upon the tablets through journaling. As a result, the following things occurred after silencing the noise and devoting more time with God: 1. I wrote that I would get... Read more
Greetings ASBC Family! I thank you for this opportunity to share my testimony directly linked with SEEK 2023. During this journey, I prayed and asked God to supply my holistic needs as I decreased to obtain Kingdom increase, job opportunity, a stronger spiritual connection, better health, and just a closer walk with thee. At the beginning of January 2023, I simply wrote the vision for my life and made it plain upon the tablets through journaling. As a result, the following things occurred after silencing the noise and devoting more time with God: 1. I wrote that I would get a new job contract by the end of January. That happened. As a matter of fact, I got two job contracts. 2. I noted that I desired to change my talk to match my walk as outlined in the Word. Through deliverance, I don't curse anymore. I walk with sobriety. I don't even desire an alcoholic drink or adult beverage of choice even socially. #SOZU 3. The monetary seeds that I have sown to others returned to me in my time of financial need without even asking. Jehovah-jireh. 4. I reduced the risk of developing health ailments such as high blood pressure, heart disease and diabetes associated with African American obesity. I lost nearly ten pounds along with several inches from my waist, and other key areas on my body. 5. I can process the unexpected death of my baby brother, Corey Deonne Russey, age 46. He transitioned from this earthly life this past Monday, February 13, 2023. The spiritual strength from the morning prayer calls, the Word, reflections, devotional songs, and meditation from the SEEK 2023 guidebook was an inspirational tool that prepared me for this moment and beyond. Lastly, this is my SEEK 2023 testimony, I will continue to SEEK God. It's a lifestyle. I am strong. Alesha K. Russey... Collapse
Charlotte from Memphis wrote on February 20, 2023 at 4:13 PM
"To God Be The Glory"....Seek 23 has been a lifesaver. I thank God for the blessings that He has bestowed. Many thanks to Rev Dr Wesley for leading God's call. I have outlined how Seek 2023 has improved and saved my life: Weight: I had tried all year to loose weight unsuccessfully. I lost weight & developed new, healthier eating habits during Seek. Exercise: I developed a habit of walking at least 30 min after I awaken in the morning. Expense: I took my car to have break work repair. The cost was much less than I expected & the... Read more
"To God Be The Glory"....Seek 23 has been a lifesaver. I thank God for the blessings that He has bestowed. Many thanks to Rev Dr Wesley for leading God's call. I have outlined how Seek 2023 has improved and saved my life: Weight: I had tried all year to loose weight unsuccessfully. I lost weight & developed new, healthier eating habits during Seek. Exercise: I developed a habit of walking at least 30 min after I awaken in the morning. Expense: I took my car to have break work repair. The cost was much less than I expected & the amount that I had saved for the repair. Medical: My doctor thought that I had a terminal illness & referred me to an oncologist. The oncologist did blood work that was questionable. When I returned for the follow-up blood work, the condition was not terminal & a follow-up visit was unnecessary. Thank you Heavenly Father for these things & much more that you have & continue to do.... Collapse
Eboni from Oakwood Village, OH wrote on February 20, 2023 at 3:28 PM
I thought the adversity Iโ€™ve been experiencing for the past 20+ years would go away during the SEEK Fast period, but instead, it intensified. At times, my anxiety and fears caused from the adversity were so great that I thought I would collapse from a heart attack. During these 40 days, God led me to meditate on 2 Corinthians 12:7-10: โ€œ7ย And lest I should be exalted above measure by the abundance of the revelations, a thorn in the flesh was given to me, a messenger of Satan to buffet me, lest I be exalted above measure. 8ย Concerning this thing I... Read more
I thought the adversity Iโ€™ve been experiencing for the past 20+ years would go away during the SEEK Fast period, but instead, it intensified. At times, my anxiety and fears caused from the adversity were so great that I thought I would collapse from a heart attack. During these 40 days, God led me to meditate on 2 Corinthians 12:7-10: โ€œ7ย And lest I should be exalted above measure by the abundance of the revelations, a thorn in the flesh was given to me, a messenger of Satan to buffet me, lest I be exalted above measure. 8ย Concerning this thing I pleaded with the Lord three times that it might depart from me. 9ย And He said to me, โ€œMy grace is sufficient for you, for My strength is made perfect in weakness.โ€ Therefore most gladly I will rather boast in my infirmities, that the power of Christ may rest upon me. 10ย Therefore I take pleasure in infirmities, in reproaches, in needs, in persecutions, in distresses, for Christโ€™s sake. For when I am weak, then I am strong.โ€ Iโ€™ve read this scripture many times but never has it applied to me the way it that has these past 40 days. One of my strongest desires is to have such a close, deep relationship with God that I am able to obey and hear from him with clarity and understanding. These past 40 days have allowed me to hear from Him and I believe He said to me: โ€œMy love, My light shines the strongest in darkness. Each time the enemy strikes, view that as My opportunity to show My power and the victory I have over the enemy. Notice how quickly and how often you run to my arms for refuge. Notice how I give you what is needed for survival at those very moments. My light is shining through you, and as you continue to spend more time with Me, the more you will look like Me.โ€ During this fast I have also continued to learn the importance of gratitude. Gratitude has affected my perspective and helps me realize that God has allowed more good than bad into my life. When I look at my list of blessings, I am able to see in plain sight that whatever the enemy has meant for my harm and evil, God has meant for my good and to propel me. Through my physical eyes, there have been so many days the enemy seems to win this 20-year war. Through my spiritual eyes, however, gratitude has shown me how much God has been there all along, fighting for me, cheering me on, and showing me the true meaning of โ€œMy grace is sufficient.โ€ Sometimes I am embarrassed about having to experience a 20-year war and live with โ€œa thorn in my fleshโ€ that may never go away. However, I have learned to accept that this is my reality. Despite the discomfort and heartache, I am honored God has chosen me as one of His vessels to reveal just how much His grace/mercy is very much an even stronger reality that will never, ever go away.... Collapse
Linda Ogden from Buffalo wrote on February 20, 2023 at 1:13 PM
I thank God for allowing me to participate and complete this journey of fasting and praying. Now,for me it is not only necessary to read the word of God but now I am committed to studying the word of God through study guides and commentaries to get a better understanding of what God is saying to me. Thank you Pastor Wesley for your encouragement and support during these 40 days!
I thank God for allowing me to participate and complete this journey of fasting and praying. Now,for me it is not only necessary to read the word of God but now I am committed to studying the word of God through study guides and commentaries to get a better understanding of what God is saying to me. Thank you Pastor Wesley for your encouragement and support during these 40 days!... Collapse
Terrie from Houston wrote on February 20, 2023 at 9:17 AM
Hello Seekers.๐ŸŒฟ๐Ÿ˜Š I just wanted to share that when I told my two sisters about my spiritual journey to Fast until February, they decided to join me Day Two. They are not members of Alfred Street Baptist Church, but they were inspired by my commitment and wanted to be involved. Daily, we talk to each other about our progress and share new recipes that we've made that are Daniel Fast friendly. These recipes are now a part of our plant based meal plans.๐Ÿ˜ My younger sister, Tanya, also learned something about her eating habits. She really likes sugary foods. Since... Read more
Hello Seekers.๐ŸŒฟ๐Ÿ˜Š I just wanted to share that when I told my two sisters about my spiritual journey to Fast until February, they decided to join me Day Two. They are not members of Alfred Street Baptist Church, but they were inspired by my commitment and wanted to be involved. Daily, we talk to each other about our progress and share new recipes that we've made that are Daniel Fast friendly. These recipes are now a part of our plant based meal plans.๐Ÿ˜ My younger sister, Tanya, also learned something about her eating habits. She really likes sugary foods. Since she stopped consuming them during the Fast, she has noticed that she's been sleeping well at night as of late. Prior to the Fast, she had trouble getting to sleep nightly for quite some time, but we thought the reason was more involved. It's amazing how the simple act of reducing sugar is now benefiting her health in a tremendous way!๏ธ๐ŸŽ‰ She said that she would continue to follow the things she's doing to minimize her sugar intake from now on. My older sister, Bridgette, has also experienced changes in a positive way as well that she will continue to follow. She has created new dishes each day that she sends pictures and information to us to cook for our meals. As sisters, we have become even closer walking this spiritual Fast journey together and I'm so very happy!๐Ÿ’ I am glad that I shared my Daniel Fast and Alfred Street's SEEK 2023 commitment with them!โœ๏ธ... Collapse
Lorna Morton from Chester, VA wrote on February 20, 2023 at 8:24 AM
I prayed and fasted for myself and my family. During most of the season, my body has been under attack but I have been able to sustain and keep with my medical care, still needing an ultrasound on my thyroid. I increased my exercise and would walk during and after 6am prayer. Towards the end, I got good reports from my adult children and was glad to see a sign of Godโ€™s Hand moving in their lives. Yet, I was still feeling like I had not quite gotten an answer for myself. I participated in a Black History program yesterday... Read more
I prayed and fasted for myself and my family. During most of the season, my body has been under attack but I have been able to sustain and keep with my medical care, still needing an ultrasound on my thyroid. I increased my exercise and would walk during and after 6am prayer. Towards the end, I got good reports from my adult children and was glad to see a sign of Godโ€™s Hand moving in their lives. Yet, I was still feeling like I had not quite gotten an answer for myself. I participated in a Black History program yesterday and sang I Am on the Battlefield for My Lord. I felt Godโ€™s presence during the entire Seek period, but not an answer for myself like me Children. Unfortunately, a family memberโ€™s son has recently gotten into legal trouble and of course Iโ€™ve been in prayer with his mom. Then, this morning, I was led to express to her about praying and fasting in the time of despair, shared with her about our Seek2023 and sent her the link to learn and see how we journeyed through these last 40 days. Then I said, Iโ€™ll stand with you in prayer and fasting because weโ€™re family and I donโ€™t want you to be alone. So praise God, from whom all blessings flow. I donโ€™t think my answers came because Iโ€™m not done with my season of fasting and I will press toward the mark during Lent and wait for Godโ€™s Divine touch for healing!... Collapse
Sueann.monroe@yahoo.com from Alexandria wrote on February 20, 2023 at 8:13 AM
This time as I did seek2023 every day as I did daily prayer and took the time to read God word I though of all the people that don't know God or can't get to know him my heart was sad so every day I pray that they would find God because I fill that they could tell other about how good God is I will keep prayer in for them Thank you pastor Wesley for seek and your staff for a great job God Bless
This time as I did seek2023 every day as I did daily prayer and took the time to read God word I though of all the people that don't know God or can't get to know him my heart was sad so every day I pray that they would find God because I fill that they could tell other about how good God is I will keep prayer in for them Thank you pastor Wesley for seek and your staff for a great job God Bless... Collapse
Jeniffer L. from Charlotte wrote on February 20, 2023 at 8:11 AM
Praise God for the 40 days of SEEK; this has been a renewal of my walk with Christ. Midway, as a T-Mobile customer, I lost the ability to call into the morning prayer at 6 am, and I'm grateful that the prayers were shared online for access afterwards, truly this was a blessing to my journey. Pastor Wesley's 40th day prayer said, "When you are fearing the worst, give it to God." Since I retired early my corporate job last September 2022, I was without health insurance and was paying exorbitantly out of my pocket, for medical care and prescriptions.... Read more
Praise God for the 40 days of SEEK; this has been a renewal of my walk with Christ. Midway, as a T-Mobile customer, I lost the ability to call into the morning prayer at 6 am, and I'm grateful that the prayers were shared online for access afterwards, truly this was a blessing to my journey. Pastor Wesley's 40th day prayer said, "When you are fearing the worst, give it to God." Since I retired early my corporate job last September 2022, I was without health insurance and was paying exorbitantly out of my pocket, for medical care and prescriptions. You see, I had FEARS of not being able to afford health insurance in the marketplace. God removed my "FEARS" as a result of SEEK praying and fasting, and showed Himself strong. I sat with a healthcare agent, a week ago on February 13th, and applied for the health insurance. At the endo for the day, I was informed that I qualified for enough tax credit, to obtain coverage at $0.00 cost to me. Not only that, God allowed me to work with a customer care agent in the marketplace, who waived all "blocks", to allow me to enroll, since the enrollment period had already closed. PRAISE BE TO GOD. LOOK WHAT THE LORD HAS DONE. This is just one of many testimonies I am giving God praise for, resulting from this SEEK Fasting period. May God's blessings continue to be with Pastor Howard-John Wesley and the house called Alfred Street Baptist Church. My home church Friendship Missionary Baptist Church in Charlotte NC, under Pastor Dr. Clifford A. Jones, Sr. sends you greetings and love through me. Blessings and much love to you all.... Collapse
Janice J. from Northern Virginia wrote on February 20, 2023 at 7:45 AM
A special shout out to Pastor Wesley for his vision, guidance, prayers especially the early morning Seek calls and leadership on our Seek journey. Praying for his continued strength and blessings. Thank you Pastor Wesley for ALL you do for the Kingdom and Godโ€™s people. May Godโ€™s very riches blessings be yours ๐Ÿ™โค๏ธ
A special shout out to Pastor Wesley for his vision, guidance, prayers especially the early morning Seek calls and leadership on our Seek journey. Praying for his continued strength and blessings. Thank you Pastor Wesley for ALL you do for the Kingdom and Godโ€™s people. May Godโ€™s very riches blessings be yours ๐Ÿ™โค๏ธ... Collapse
MME from DC wrote on February 20, 2023 at 6:54 AM
Praise God for this opportunity of fasting and prayer. During this time in addition to fasting I committed to hiding scriptures in my heart. My favorite i recite every morning before I rise. Let me hear your loving kindness in the morning. For I trust . Teach me the way I should walk . For I lift up my soul to you. (Psalm 143:8) My testimony is not only do i feel a spiritual renewal but i had suffered with insomnia for 6 years and praise God I'm now sleeping 6-8 hours most nights.
Praise God for this opportunity of fasting and prayer. During this time in addition to fasting I committed to hiding scriptures in my heart. My favorite i recite every morning before I rise. Let me hear your loving kindness in the morning. For I trust . Teach me the way I should walk . For I lift up my soul to you. (Psalm 143:8) My testimony is not only do i feel a spiritual renewal but i had suffered with insomnia for 6 years and praise God I'm now sleeping 6-8 hours most nights.... Collapse
Annonymous from Austin, TX wrote on February 20, 2023 at 1:22 AM
In my seek contract, I wrote that I was hoping to get healing out of SEEK 2023 prayer and fasting. I had just received a terminal prognosis of 6 months over the holidays due to a severe Lupus flare. The Lupus caused my kidneys to shutdown. On January 5th, my doctor recommended I start dialysis immediately. I refused because I had spent the last 20 years in and out of IV treatments and chemotherapy. I turned to family and friends but no one offered to be a donor. At that point I decided to give this struggle to God and... Read more
In my seek contract, I wrote that I was hoping to get healing out of SEEK 2023 prayer and fasting. I had just received a terminal prognosis of 6 months over the holidays due to a severe Lupus flare. The Lupus caused my kidneys to shutdown. On January 5th, my doctor recommended I start dialysis immediately. I refused because I had spent the last 20 years in and out of IV treatments and chemotherapy. I turned to family and friends but no one offered to be a donor. At that point I decided to give this struggle to God and said the following prayer, "God, if my purpose on this Earth has been fulfilled, then call me home. If my purpose has not been fulfilled, then let me live and serve you." On February 10th, I went to my follow up appointment with my specialist. My kidney function had improved so much, that I no longer need dialysis or a transplant! This was such a blessing, relief, and honor. The honor is that in granting me life, I can now testify to my family and other's about God's glory.... Collapse
Deborah Spencer from Plymouth, NC wrote on February 20, 2023 at 12:24 AM
This is the second time I have been blessed to participate in SEEK with you. Just before SEEK 2022, I was diagnosed with stage 2b pancreatic cancer. It should have been a scary time for me. The only people that I knew or had read about had died from this form of cancer. I decided two things early on, I was going to do whatever Jesus said to do and I knew I would be alright wether I was cured from it or if I was called to be with the Lord. In either case, God is with me, Romans... Read more
This is the second time I have been blessed to participate in SEEK with you. Just before SEEK 2022, I was diagnosed with stage 2b pancreatic cancer. It should have been a scary time for me. The only people that I knew or had read about had died from this form of cancer. I decided two things early on, I was going to do whatever Jesus said to do and I knew I would be alright wether I was cured from it or if I was called to be with the Lord. In either case, God is with me, Romans 14:8. Initially my prayer to God was to deliver me from cancer and my prayer became, God deliver me! And he is doing just that. He has shown me miracles He has directed me. He has blessed me beyond measure health wise, he blessed my family and friends. And I give him all of the praise. On November 2, after a very lengthy surgery I was declared cancer free. I thank God for that, and I know I owe him praise for the blessing. In addition to that, I thirst for his word, for wisdom and for knowledge. Thank you Alfred Street Baptist Church and thank you Pastor Wesley for the vision.... Collapse