The fast is over.
Celebrated the Resurrection – Hallelujah!
Post-fast: Had a few good days, and one where I really fell off the wagon. My struggle – how can I continue what I’ve done during the fast but not be in “fasting mode” continually??
One week later, to the day, the last lesson crystalized for me. I went to a workshop with 2 friends (may blog about that later) and God spoke to me – directly to me.
“Daniel resolved in his heart not to eat the king’s food.”
That’s the key. It’s that resolve of my heart to stay the course. To choose what God wants over what I want. My time of fasting was the starting point. Now I resolve to continue in what God showed me.
As I’ve been processing that today I realize I’ve believed a lot of lies about what I eat! I’m attempting to fill my mind with God’s truth to combat those lies.
- “Listen to your body; it knows what you need.” ~ WRONG! ~ I need to listen to the Holy Spirit. GOD is the one who knows what I need. Luke 12:22-34
- “You’re missing out.” ~ WRONG! ~ That’s the oldest lie in scripture! It’s what Satan used with Adam & Eve. Old but effective and also WRONG! Jesus said He came to give me abundant life! John 10:10
- “You deserve it.” ~ WRONG! ~ It’s not about me, (as much as I want it to be so often!!) it’s about HIM! ALL OF IT!! John 3:30
- “A little bit doesn’t matter.” ~ WRONG! ~ God says if I am faithful in small things He give me much. Matthew 25:23 He also warns that a little bit DOES matter. 1 Corinthians 5:6-7 “Don’t you know that a little yeast works through the whole batch of dough? Get rid of the old yeast that you may be a new batch without yeast—as you really are.”
I’m working on that resolve of my heart – every day throughout the day.
“It is for freedom that Christ has set us free.
Stand firm, then, and do not let yourselves
be burdened again by a yoke of slavery.”
What have you resolved in your heart?