Topic: Lasting By Fasting
[Seeds of Destiny 11 December 2019 Devotional]
Your longevity is connected to your spirituality; to fast is to last
SCRIPTURE: “But they that wait upon the LORD shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings as eagles; they shall run, and not be weary; and they shall walk, and not faint.” – Isaiah 40:31
THOUGHT FOR THE DAY: Your longevity is connected to your spirituality; to fast is to last
Fasting is abstinence from food or a thing; it is a highly spiritual activity that produces lasting impact. You cannot be spiritual without a vibrant lifestyle of fasting. Your spiritual life cannot survive without fasting (Mark 9:29). This implies that your natural life would be helpless without fasting too. The meaning is, if you must last on earth, you should have a fasting schedule. Your longevity is connected to spirituality; to fast is to last.
When Esther, Mordecai and the entire Jewish people were faced with the threat of extermination in the Persian Empire, it was through fasting that God intervened and saved them (Esther 4:16).
Please understand: Your preservation is linked with your dedication in fasting. To have a lasting result, you must have a fasting schedule; anyone who cannot fast, cannot last. The lack of fasting is a reason for the abortion of great destinies. There are things you can never access or achieve without fasting (Mark 9:29).
The truth is those who feast while others fast may fall while others fly. And those who are feasting and playing while others are fasting and praying cannot have their impacts stand the test of time.
Beloved, whatever fights your ability to fast, fights your life and destiny. So, fight it brutally if you must make a lasting impact on earth.
REMEMBER THIS: Your longevity is connected to your spirituality; to fast is to last.
Consciously resist every resistance to your fasting life.
Determine to engage yourself in a periodic fast- it could be once a week or twice a week depending on your ability.
PRAYER: Lord, I take authority over any unbridled desire and craving for food. I make demands on the power to subdue my appetite. I receive the grace to last in result, impact and on the earth Lord, in Jesus’ Name.