Hebrews 10:35-36 (NIV)
So do not throw away your confidence; it will be richly rewarded. You need to persevere so that when you have done the will of God, you will receive what he has promised.
Today is the second-to-last day of the fast, and the end is in sight! I’m sure you’ve skipped out on chocolate cakes and Twix bars and all sorts of goodies, but I can assure you it’s all worth it. I believe God has big plans for the year 2021, and this fast is a good way to jump into the new year with Christ. It’s important that we finish strong; that we complete what we have set out to do.
Today you should focus on what God has been telling you throughout the fast. Continue to meditate on his word. Make your focus on listening. Take a moment to sit with the Lord, whether that be on your bed, at the kitchen table, or even in the middle of the living room floor. Just listen and be still. You could play worship music in the background or just have total silence. If you’re busy, you can still be mindful of him throughout the day. Talk to him while you’re in the grocery aisle. Sit with him while you’re driving your car. The little things count, just make today about him.
Finish strong by listening for a still small voice, and not only listening but obeying as well. Make sure that your spirit is receptive to what he has to say. Nothing God says is void or unimportant. Even if it’s something you don’t want to hear, it’s important that you listen and obey. The things God gives you to do, will require a confidence in his ability to work through you. If it is hard, obey. If it requires sacrifice, obey. Even if it seems crazy or radical, obey. Our actions affect others and something the Lord asks you to do may determine the salvation of someone else. In this time, obedience is crucial. Let’s start off this year walking in obedience and leave 2021 with no regrets. Persevere to the end because you will receive what He has promised. Our heavenly Father cares for us and that is why he speaks to us for our betterment. If you haven’t heard anything from him, I urge you to be patient and stay the course. God has his own timing, and he sees you. I know he has something to tell you, something to tell every single one of us. The Lord has a plan for this year, so let's listen close and don’t falter.
January 23, 2020