09 Jan You Got This…
It’s Day 5 of our 21 Day Daniel Fast together as a church. You did it… You’ve made it through the first 5 days!!
Maybe you don’t feel like you’ve done all that well because the coffee is still flowing in and the nachos were just irresistible on Tuesday night… don’t quit!
Here’s the thing about a fast, it’s not about spending all of our time reading labels, debating on what should be included, or preparing meals. It’s about spending less time doing those things and more time praying and reading the Bible. It’s about the small steps on a road to a deeper relationship with Jesus.
If you gave in to something that’s not included in your Daniel Fast plan, don’t think about it like you have to start over, you are still going. I make choices I shouldn’t as a parent all the time and I’ve learned I don’t get to start over, but I can keep moving forward in the right direction.
It’s about taking steps in the right direction and if you stepped in the wrong direction, correcting.
Remember from last weekend we talked about Daniel in the Old Testament part of the Bible. In Daniel 10:12, the angel told Daniel, “Since the first day you began to pray for understanding and to humble yourself before your God, your request has been heard in heaven. I have come in answer to your prayer.”
God is already moving in your life, and He’s not going to stop moving because of a setback. We aren’t fasting to earn God’s love; He already loves us. We are fasting to build our faith, to see God move in amazing and powerful ways. If you “broke” the fast, re-focus your intentions and keep going. We’re doing this together and you have the support all around you in Community, in your groups, and you have my support! I pray for you every day.
You are not defined by your failures. You are not your frustrations. You are not defined by your guilt. You are not your weaknesses.
You ARE chosen. You ARE loved. You ARE free from condemnation. You ARE strong in Him.
You ARE writing your story!