5 Steps to a Successful Daniel Fast, Part 7 (Fasting Edition #119)

13 Sep

Our fasting quote of encouragement today is from Glen Argan. He said: “A spiritually awake person would see everything as gift, even suffering. We deserve nothing and yet we so often act as though we deserve everything. Nothing should be taken for granted. We should say thank you every day to God and to each other for all that is provided for us. This is one reason why fasting is such an important spiritual discipline. Not just fasting from food, but also fasting from cars, shopping centres, the news – whatever we have an inordinate attachment to. Fasting can help re-kindle our gratitude for all that we have been given.”

Our fasting devotional today is titled “FIVE STEPS TO A SUCCESSFUL DANIEL FAST” (PART 7) from Susan Gregory, author of the bestselling book “The Daniel Fast”.

Today, we will continue looking at prayer in greater detail:

A quality decision is one that is firm, deliberate, and entered into with consideration and forethought. When you make a quality decision, you plan to employ the full strength of your will to follow through. A quality decision is when you say, “With God as my guide, Jesus as my strength, and the Holy Spirit as my helper, I am going to do this! I’ve considered the task. I’ve measured the effect. And I make the quality decision to complete this commitment.”

A quality decision is one in which you fully intend to do your part to fulfill the obligation. For me, a quality decision is a promise to myself and to God that I will do my very best. I won’t “wimp out” or step back when the going gets rough. As the Word says in Ephesians 6:13, “Therefore put on the full armor of God, so that when the day of evil comes, you may be able to stand your ground, and after you have done everything, to stand.”

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Posted by on September 13, 2012 in Fasting Edition


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