Our fasting quote of encouragement today is from Lee Bueno. He said: “Humility and self-denial are two sides of the same coin. Jesus’ greatest calling for us to deny ourselves came when He stated, ‘If anyone desires to come after Me, let him deny himself and take up his cross, and follow me.’ By fasting as unto the Lord we answer His call to deny ourselves for the sake of the cross.”
Our fasting devotional today is titled “FIVE STEPS TO A SUCCESSFUL DANIEL FAST” (PART 12) from Susan Gregory, author of the bestselling book “The Daniel Fast”.
Today, we will continue looking at planning in greater detail: Here are three more questions that you should consider asking yourself and answering during the planning process:
What fears do you have that you want God to help you conquer? Do you have the fear of not having enough money when you reach retirement? Are you afraid of people and their opinions of you? Are you afraid the economy will get so bad that you will not have enough to care for your needs?
Is there unforgiveness in your heart? If you answered no to that question, then bless you! I can say that because so many of us have unresolved hurts and unforgiven wrongs that still weigh on us. Perhaps even while you read these words, some thoughts or memories are bubbling to the surface.
Are there areas that are “out of order” in your life? Are there projects that are looming over your head or personal challenges that you need to tackle? Is there a relationship that needs your attention or an item on your “I really need to get that done” list that continues to nag at you? List a few items that are out of order so you can address them.
Consider your list and select one or two goals as your focus for prayer, study, and action during your Daniel Fast. This will be your purpose for your fast.