Day 7 of Fast
All NIGHT PRAYER , and a week of fasting is happening and I’m so excited to be apart and fully engaged. May not be a walk in the park but it will be a CROSS ON ITS WAY TO JOY . My prayer is to be ALL IN .
Not focusing on what I will eat but how I will spend my time. Fasting isn't a time of starving oneself for gratification but a spiritual dicipline. Which means we need to have a plan connecting to a purpose in the time we eat . Prayer and meditation on God’s Word will guide us in areas He reveals that are of great importance .
For me the weight of the cross we are to carry according to MATTHEW 16:24,26, has become heavy and I’m falling beneath the heaviness of the demands of this world and my own personal life. I want to accept the challenges the are set before me with Joy ,which is God’s inexhaustible strength. We try over and over to get it right, I know, I do too only exhausting ever effort . Will I ever overcome and take off and soar like an Eagle, out above the storms of life, accomplishing the things He has called me to .
This is a scripture that He brought to my remembrance: Deuteronomy 32:10 MSG
“He found me out in the wilderness,
in an empty, windswept wasteland.
He threw his arms around me, lavished attention on me,
guarding me as the apple of his eye.
He was like an eagle hovering over its nest,
overshadowing its young,
Then spreading its wings, lifting me into the air,
teaching me to fly.
God alone led me;
there was not a foreign god in sight.”
I knew when He spoke this He was inviting me to the place He found me, in the wilderness. To need Him as desperate as I first needed Him, to depend on Him as if there was none other . Hungry ,weak, and broken and a cry from the depth of my soul that only a Father in Heaven can hear . Do you remember the first time ... that He began whispering your name, alluring you and began leading you where He began speaking softly and tenderly. Hosea 2;14 He will be there this time as He is every time. Let Him lead.
Our Father is leading us out of our comfort zone , where we will be battling our flesh, the world and the devil but, know we are fasting from what we have seen and tasted, because, we have tasted an seen the goodness of the invisible and infinite God.
Can we press and be desperately hungry for more of Him?
For it is His cross not mine that makes away for my HALLAELUJAH! !
Paul tells us in Acts 20:24, “But none of these things move me, neither count my life dear unto myself so that I might finish my course with JOY and the MINISTRY which I have received of the Lord Jesus to testify the Gospel of the Grace of God.”
Our cross has meet His will, and I want to serve with Joy and the Ministry He has for me.
I will be preparing by washing my face and anointing my head( Matthew6:17) every morning to be set apart for His purpose. Connecting with a plan. Knowing Jesus is with us and The Holy Spirit empowering us.
May the Lord guide you and your Cross with Joy. There’s Joy in surrender.
Written by Caprice Poole