SHOULD YOU BEGIN 2019 WITH A FAST?
YES, BUT FIRST, WHAT IS A CHRISTIAN FAST? It is NOT going hungry/ body detox😂.
It is when you decide to say “no” to specific natural pleasures of yours, in order to detox your spirit from distractions, and reset your heart on God. Did 2018 bring you distractions that diluted your affection for God? Are you currently living aligned to God’s best for your 2019? Answer these questions and you’ll know whether to begin 2019 with a fast or not😉
YES, BECAUSE FASTING HELPS MAKE THE MAIN THING THE MAIN THING.
You see, because fasting helps you master your carnal (physical) addictions, it sharpens your spiritual senses and helps you hear God clearer🔎.
It’s that time of the year when you are assessing what went wrong in the past year, and planning for the year ahead. What more do you need now than to hear God clearly? Fasting will help you tune into God, and when you can hear Him clearly, you’ll have clarity and strength to move on into what He wants you to do with Him this year💥!
YES, ESPECIALLY IF PAST FASTS HAVE FAILED YOU.
Chances are, your past fasts failed you because you thought your fasting would convince God to do your bidding. Sorry dude, fasting does not change God; it changes you💥.
It’s all about the lens you look through in life; fasting shuts down your carnal lens and props up your spiritual one and you begin to see the world more like Jesus does. The stuff that moves His heart begins to move yours. You begin to plant your time, energy and resources into that stuff… In other words, He stays the same; you change💥!
YES, BECAUSE JESUS DID TOO. No, I’m not saying that Jesus has spent the last four weeks fasting! Hahaha! No, I’m saying that when Jesus was physically on earth, He fasted (e.g. He fasted for 40 days in Matthew 4:2) and He also taught people to fast with sincere hearts and not in order to get an applause from people (Matthew 6:16-18).
Jesus taught that if we fast with hearts pursuing intimacy with God, God sees us and He will reward us openly, with more of Himself😯!
So, if you didn’t begin 2019 with a fast or any other spiritual detox that resets your heart on Jesus, why not start tomorrow? Try the 21-day Daniel fast with High Life Church (@highlifechurch)❤
Go to //highlifechurch.com/
As always, I end this by saying, I am Coach Toyin, fully convicted by my own words and very much still under construction in the hands of the Father.