Day 18 of 21 Day Daniel Fast – so I have only a few days left of this Fast and I’m looking forward to having my tea *woooohooooo!*. Ok, but seriously this fast has not been easy for me at all. Even so, I will say that it has been very rewarding in that I feel like God has been opening up my eyes to things I didn’t see before about myself, and also revealing so many wonderful mysteries in the Word. I truly hope I gained some level of wisdom but time will tell.
Today’s encouragement is about nearing the Final Stretch. Sometimes we tend to give up half way when we are pursuing something with all that we’ve got but the test of endurance is a measure of your capacity to not give up. Remember that saying that goes, “When the Going gets tough, the tough get going”. Where are you in this Fast? Have you already given up? I know that it is a tough thing to do but don’t land in self-condemnation zones when you are struggling to keep up. Remember that this race isn’t about winning, it’s about finishing. You may be finishing with tears and when I mean tears I mean tears of pain and tears of joy. You will discover yourself in this fast and you will discover God with you during this Fast. The Word for me has been very enlightening during this Fast and I hope that for those that have been following my personal meditations during this fast that you have all been encouraged in your own personal walk. God desires relationship with us and intimacy and I feel that this Fast has brought me closer to Him to quite an extent. I also think that my Faith has been reshaped through this experience. I have never felt so focused in hearing Gods voice as I have been with this Fast. It’s all about putting our trust in Him but in order to do that He’ll also test our level of faith.
Question yourself: Are you willing to put your level of faith to the Test? I shiver at the word “test” but I think that it’s better to go through it knowing that in the end that is the only way one can grow with spiritual maturity and increase your cup of faith. We can’t afford to be satisfied with our current level of faith when the God of more than enough, the God of abundance expects us to do greater things than these by seeking to enhance and increase our Faith to move many mountains. We must pursue “the Greater” for we serve a Great God. Remember that when you go through your meditations.
This Video I’m putting here is to encourage you in your walk to help you remember that you were created for a greater purpose. A Great purpose from a Great God requires Great Faith.
I also have an awesome song by Damita Haddon called I Will Trust. I pray that in ministers to your spirit today. God bless you. Only a few days left and you will reap the rewards of your faith for this Year of 2012 of DIVINE GOVERNMENT after the Fast. Believe it to receive it.
Scriptures to Meditate
I will say of the LORD, “He is my refuge and my fortress, my God, in whom I trust.”
Fear of man will prove to be a snare, but whoever trusts in the LORD is kept safe.
In that day they will say, “Surely this is our God; we trusted in him, and he saved us. This is the LORD, we trusted in him; let us rejoice and be glad in his salvation.”
Surely God is my salvation; I will trust and not be afraid. The LORD, the LORD himself, is my strength and my defense ; he has become my salvation.”
But I will leave within you the meek and humble. The remnant of Israel will trust in the name of the LORD.
The LORD will make you the head, not the tail. If you pay attention to the commands of the LORD your God that I give you this day and carefully follow them, you will always be at the top, never at the bottom.
Then Jesus declared, “I am the bread of life. Whoever comes to me will never go hungry, and whoever believes in me will never be thirsty.
Whoever believes in me, as Scripture has said, rivers of living water will flow from within them.”
Then Jesus told him, “Because you have seen me, you have believed; blessed are those who have not seen and yet have believed.”
Very truly I tell you, whoever believes in me will do the works I have been doing, and they will do even greater things than these, because I am going to the Father.
[ Restoration of Israel’s Remnant ] “Then I will purify the lips of the peoples, that all of them may call on the name of the LORD and serve him shoulder to shoulder.
But if serving the LORD seems undesirable to you, then choose for yourselves this day whom you will serve, whether the gods your ancestors served beyond the Euphrates, or the gods of the Amorites, in whose land you are living. But as for me and my household, we will serve the LORD.”