“So we fasted and implored our God for this, and He listened to our entreaty.” Ezra 8:23
There’s something powerful that takes place when we willingly surrender satisfaction in the world to make space for more of God. God loves to respond to our hunger for Him. In His patience He waits for us to cry out to Him to bring us into the fullness of what He has for us. But in His pursuit of us He constantly whispers from His Spirit to ours, beckoning us to give up the rags of this world for the riches that come through the life, death, and resurrection of Jesus.
Fasting is a secret declaration to yourself and your Heavenly Father that you want more of what He has to give you. It’s a private plea for the abundant life that can only be found in more of God and less of the world. And God responds to our pleas with His glory and grace causing the cares of this world to pale in comparison to the abundance of His great love.
It’s His intention to realign your life to position you to consistently receive all He has for you.
It's His intention to transform the pangs of separation from whatever you're fasting into deep prayers for more of His goodness. May you be honest with yourself and be filled with the desire to fast from that which stands in the way of you fully living the abundant life.
So let us make space for more of God, it is His intention to fill you up to overflow.
Then you will call upon me and come and pray to me, and I will hear you. You will seek me and find me, when you seek me with all your heart. Jeremiah 29:12-13
January 24, 2020