December 31, 2019

Pattern - 2020 Fast.001

Usually I send out the Wellspring email on Wednesday, but I wanted to get this information in your mailbox before January 1st. The Sunday before Christmas I gave everyone in Wellspring a Bible reading plan that I made for 2020. That plan begins tomorrow, January 1:

1/1 – Gen 1, Psalms 1, Josh 1, Matt 1
1/2 – Gen 2, Psalms 2, Josh 2, Matt 2
1/3 – Gen 3, Psalms 3, Josh 3, Matt 3
1/4 – Gen 4, Psalms 4, Josh 4, Matt 4
1/5 – Gen 5, Psalms 5, Josh 5, Matt 5:1-26
1/6 – Gen 6, Psalms 6, Josh 6, Matt 5:27-48
1/7 – Gen 7, Psalms 7, Josh 7, Matt 6
1/8 – Gen 8, Psalms 8, Josh 8, Matt 7

We will be reading through the Bible together this year. Monday through Friday as I pray for each member of Wellspring I’ll also send a text with a scripture that speaks to me from our reading. Feel free to interact and share with me how God speaks to you through the reading. If you miss a day, don’t get beat down by condemnation, just pick it up and join us again. I’ll have extra booklets available this Sunday.

On Sunday, January 5th, we will begin our annual week-long fast. Turn off your TVs, social media, and streaming entertainment. Be deliberate about how you’ll fast and focus on the heart of God. Also, mark your calendar and plan to join us for worship, prayer, and ministry on Thursday and Friday evenings at 7-8:30pm and then Saturday evening from 6-7:30pm. Our theme for this fast is “Pattern”. God has given us patterns for our lives that He promises will bring blessing and fruitfulness.

“When you enter the land and plant fruit trees, leave the fruit unharvested for the first three years and consider it forbidden. Do not eat it. In the fourth year the entire crop must be consecrated to the LORD as a celebration of praise. Finally, in the fifth year you may eat the fruit. If you follow this pattern, your harvest will increase. I am the LORD your God.” — Leviticus 19:23-25 NLT

What do these patterns mean today? What God patterns have you committed to follow? What God patterns will we intentionally follow for 2020?

Join us on Sunday and participate in the conversation.


  • January 5-11 – 2020 Annual Fast with special meetings Thursday, Friday, and Saturday evenings
  • February 7-10 – Men’s Retreat
  • February 9 – Women’s Brunch
  • March 20-21 – Freedom Workshop

May God fill you completely with joy and peace!
Matt Neese

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