Is There Anything More?
With only one week left you may be asking, “Is this it?” “Is there more to experience during this fast?”
Perhaps you’ve finally overcome your fear of mashed cauliflower, juiced 1000 carrots, and rediscovered three-bean salad? By now, you’ve figured out how to cope with a limited diet and you’re confident you can make it one more week. With the fasting techniques under your belt, why not focus on the purpose of the fast? Why not focus on Him in a new, disciplined, and creative way for the next seven days?
You have nothing to lose, and everything to gain.
Determine to desire God’s presence. Take extra time to spend with God in prayer and Bible reading. This final week, read His Word daily…larger passages, even short books, check out the many letters than can be read in one sitting. Galatians, Philippians, Colossians, and First and Second Thessalonians are just a few of the books of the New Testament that are so short you can read each of them in one sitting.
Why not clear your schedule of unnecessary events? Make time for a prayer walk or an extended time alone with God. Begin by thanking God for all He has done in your life.
Psalm 145: 6 says, “Men shall speak of the power of Your awesome acts, And I will tell of Your greatness.”
Proclaim with gratitude the greatest of our God and King! Rejoice in just how good He has been to you. Believing He will move of your behalf again, ask Him to meet your greatest need. Ask others to pray in agreement with you. Listen and wait for God to communicate. Journal your thoughts. Expect God to move! Respond accordingly to His will.
How can we know the will of God during this this time of fasting? In the following scripture, we are told if we are to discern the will of God, we are to be worshipful, holy and to reject the world and renew our minds.
“Therefore, I urge you, brothers and sisters, in view of God’s mercy, to offer your bodies as a living sacrifice, holy and pleasing to God—this is your true and proper worship. Do not conform to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God’s will is—His good, pleasing and perfect will.” — Romans 12:1-2 NKJV
Why not call on God today?
“Here my cry, O God; listen to my prayer. From the ends of the earth I call to you. I call as my heart grows faint; lead me to the rock that is higher than I.” —Psalm 61:1-2 NKJV
You’ve got seven days left. Make them count.