When you are in pretty deep with God, especially during the time of a fast, He begins to “speak” to you. It was so apparent to me right before beginning this fast that God was saying to me “You still have parts of the world that you’re holding on to.” I’m looking at my life, which the world would view as boring. I’m like, “Lord what else do I need to give up?” He led me to a book to read and there the answer was right in the text. God showed me exactly what else I was still holding on to.
I began purging my house. Then later, the Holy Spirit whispered to my spirit, “Now get rid of that too.” “Jesus,” I thought. But I obeyed. I don’t know if God “whispered” to you during this fast. What I do know is that if you are still holding on to even a little bit of the world, that is sin and disobedience. We can’t straddle the fence between the world and the Holy Spirit. Things of the “world” can be the most “simple” or an “every day thing” that we wouldn’t notice in our flesh. But pray. Ask God now on the last day of the fast to reveal what you need to allow Him to purge.
Are the songs, shows, drinks, books, friends, careers in your life holding you back? Has God been waiting to truly answer your prayer but you have too much baggage and weights holding you back? The Holy Spirit will reveal it but will you relinquish it?
I can finally say, “I’ve abandoned everything I’ve ever known. My life is not my own.” This world and its “things” are meaningless to me. I give myself to You God, and the things of the world? The world can have it! Dr.J.
Fruit of the Spirit:
Week Two Bible Reading:
2 Chronicles 20
1 Peter 4:12 (NIV)
Romans 12:1-2 (KJV)
1 Peter 5:8 (NIV) (Week 2)
Philippians 4:4-7 (NIV) (Week 2)
Ephesians 6:10-12 (KJV) (Week 1)
2 Corinthians 10:3-5 (KJV) (Week 1)
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