Posts tagged Fast
Keep Pushing Through

I went to bed last night thinking "just day 2!" Maybe you did as well? The first 3 days are always the most difficult adjustment. Your routine is thrown off, your body is still trying to tell your spirit what to do and you might begin second guessing what all the fuss is about. Will fasting change your circumstances? Let me address each one of those.
 

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5 Ways to Maximize the "Next" Fast

I’m writing late Sunday evening…or at least it’s late for me ☺. Sunday is a pretty predictable day for me. Up at 6:30 sitting, in the front row of our church by 7:30 going over my notes while listening to worship sound check. Preach 3 services, meet, great and catchup with some great people. Leave church at around 1:30 make it to lunch by 2 and home by 3:30. If I don’t have a meeting to prep for that evening I usually fall asleep around 4 watching some sporting event. And this “nap” is why I am up later on Sunday evenings than I am any other night and since we don’t eat a real dinner on Sundays I usually snack…except tonight. My stomach doesn’t understand why tonight is different and why I am not giving into its usual demands. It’s the “NEXT” Fast 2017 – that’s why.

To complete a fast, it takes a greater desire to get somewhere you have never been than the desire to consume something you already have. It’s amazing how much power food has over our minds and bodies. God doesn’t demand that we fast to be in relationship with Him. He does however, insist that if we are going to be in relationship with Him He has to be the most important person in our lives. Fasting is a unique spiritual discipline that serves our bodies to notice that its physical needs do not outweigh our soul’s spiritual needs.

Here are five things I suggest you do to maximize this Next Fast...

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