I was thinking and
reading about fasting in the word today. As with most people that I
know my mind was immediately consumed with thoughts of hunger and how
difficult it is to fast. Then I went past that and began thinking about
more than just food and what the actual purpose was for me to fast.
What did I accomplish, what were the benefits to me and began linking
those things together. It was then Lord I realized that fasting is
simply a way for me to deprive myself of something that allows me to
use that time to be with You. To give up something that I like to do
and spend that time period in prayer and meditation. A so called
"sacrifice of self" to honor You, to learn, to listen, and to be closer
than I was before I started. There are lots of things in my life that
consume my time and keep me too busy to spend more time with You. So
today Lord I am gong to pick one and spend that time in seeking Your
will for me.
In Jesus' precious name,
"When You fast put on
festive clothing so that no one will suspect that you are hungry,
except your Father who knows every secret.
And He will reward you."