Week Two – Day 3
TODAY’S FAST - Fast from All Junk Foods, Desserts, Sweets, and Sodas
Praise God for your resolve and for His strength poured into you during this fast, so that you might become more fit. Let God affirm you for your pursuit of godliness in your physical, emotional, spiritual, and relational life. The one true God, as Creator and Redeemer, requires an active obedience to His revealed will and a personal devotion that surpasses lip-service, mere trepidation, or bare admiration (e.g. Pr. 1:7; Is. 11:2; 33:6; Lk. 2:25; Acts 10:2; 22:12).
It is God’s will that His people be fruitful and multiply, both naturally and spiritually. Punishing the body does not make a person spiritually strong. Rather, Christians live with intention to die to things that hinder their growth in God. A genuine devotion to God transforms relationships and behavior in every context. Such a pursuit of godliness, the Word of God informs us, has present-day and eternal rewards. Are you running the Christian race? Are you being built up in godliness?
Lord, I want to change, and only You can empower me to embrace transformation. Show me how to begin and continue this process in my life so that godliness is something I live out. Speak to my will and my heart, and I will open up to the ministering of the Holy Spirit. Please be my strong deliverer and motivator. Lord, hasten the day when I can flow in Your divine order and out of my fleshly disorder. In the name of Jesus, I pray. Amen.
“For physical training is of some value, but godliness has value for all things, holding promise for both the present life and the life to come.” 1 Timothy 4:8 NIV