Fasting, A Sign of Humility that We Need God (Morning)
Ezra 8:23 So we fasted and entreated our God for this, and He answered our prayer.
If you ever encountered trouble, so huge, and you began to question His promise or even worse, His existence, you are not alone. One of our church members told us her story. She told us how miserable her life at that time. How it made her life a living nightmare. She felt that God never answered her prayers, no matter how hard she tried. No visible sign from God whatsoever. She was left alone.
Every living person at least once in their lives shall encounter that same thing. Losing hope and want to give it up. At some time in his life, Daniel experienced it. Daniel 10:8 “Therefore I was left alone when I saw this great vision, and no strength remained in me; for my vigor was turned to frailty in me, and I retained no strength.” This vision weakened his body and spirit. But he stood still. Fasting for three weeks straight. When he was about to finish his fasting, God appeared in his dream, and He changed his life. This new vision restored and strengthened his spirit
Fasting lets God do whatever He pleases to our body and life. It’s also a sign of humility, because as we know, without food to sustain ourselves we cannot do a thing. Without God to sustain our lives, we are just a mere physical husk. If you know the importance of fasting, exhaustion, thirst, hunger, and despair would not affect your decision to fast.
FASTING is a visible sign of humility that WE CANNOT DO ANYTHING WITHOUT GOD’S POWER.
1. What did you do if you encounter any problems or issues, recently?
2. In your opinion, what makes fasting could bring His blessings and power in your life?
3. Have you ever fasted? What does it benefit you?
“Jesus Christ, we are grateful for Your blessings and assistance in our lives. We humbly recognize that, without You, we are nothing. Lead our path according to Your will. In the name of Jesus Christ, we pray. Amen.”
YEARLY BIBLE READING
1 Corinthians 12