Have you considered breaking your vow to God so you can satisfy your fleshly desire for food? Food will be here. But this opportunity to offer a sacrifice at the beginning of the 2016 year will never be here again. The enemy attacks your thoughts. He plants seeds of lust for food. He tempts you and entices you. He even knows the benefits of your fast. Fight to keep satan out of your thoughts. Your blessings are tied to your obedience. Stay the course. Stay the course, not only out of obedience but also for the spiritual benefits.
After only ten days of fasting, God gave Daniel and his friends knowledge and understanding of all kinds of literature. Daniel could interpret visions and dreams. If you seek wisdom, ask God for it. God gives liberally to all who ask (James 1). But there is something to say about adding a fast to your prayer requests. By the end of Daniel’s training while in captivity, the king found Daniel and his friends to be ten times better than all the magicians in the whole kingdom. God will set you above and apart from all the rest. Stay obedient to God. Stay faithful to God. Keep fasting.
Daniel 1:17, 20 NIV “To these four young men God gave knowledge and understanding of all kinds of literature and learning. And Daniel could understand visions and dreams of all kinds. In every matter of wisdom and understanding about which the king questioned them, he found them ten times better than all the magicians and enchanters in his whole kingdom.”
Journal Writing Reflection Question:
“How has the enemy attacked you in your thoughts?” How have you fought back?