Day 18 – 2017 Fasting (Thursday)

On January 26th, 2017, posted in: 21 Day Fast 2017, Devotionals by | 2 Comments

Okay so we build, work, play, toil, and do so much day in and day out. Is it all worth it? Truthfully, it isn’t unless it is done with eternity in mind. “For what profit is it to a man if he gains the whole world, and loses his own soul? Or what will a man give in exchange for his own soul? (Mt.16:26)

The pressures and enticing (because they could be enticing) ways of this world could become so strong, that if we don’t live with the right perspective – an eternal perspective – we can become lost and intertwined and lose focus of what God wants for our lives instead of what we have simply become accustomed to. Yes, live life, and live it to the fullest, but do it with eternity in mind. “He who overcomes will, like them, be dressed in white. I will never blot out his name from the book of life, but will acknowledge his name before my Father and his angels.” (Rev.3:5)

Don’t sweat the small stuff. Don’t be afraid to be different. At times it may even feel like you’re standing alone, but it’s okay. Many went through it before you. “These all died in faith, not having received the promises, but having seen them afar off were assured of them, embraced them and confessed that they were strangers and pilgrims on the earth…and truly if they had called to mind that country from which they had come out, they would have had opportunity to return. But now they desire a better, that is, a heavenly country. Therefore God is not ashamed to be called their God, for He has prepared a city for them.” (Hebrews 11:13-16)

Fast and pray that as you go living out your purpose in this earth and fulfilling your assignment, that your feet may be planted here but your eyes on eternity. Live as an ambassador representing your true home!

Here are some scripture verses to read and meditate on throughout the day: (Click on the verses to read them on www.Biblegateway.com).

Mt. 7:13-14, John 3:16, John 14:1-3, 1 Cor.15:54-57, 2 Cor.5:6-10, 1 John 5:13-14, Rev.2:11, Rev.3:5-11

Investing in eternity with you,

Pastor Charles

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2 Responses to “Day 18 – 2017 Fasting (Thursday)”

  • Willie Ruiz says:

    Awesome words Pastor Charles. So far this has been one of the best “21 Day Fast” since starting the fast!!!
    Although there have been moments that hunger has tried to have the better of me, I remained true to the fast seeing it through in Jesus name. I believe that is because as I walked into this fast I had this point in mind. ” Keeping my eyes on heavenly things” Thinking Kingdom business. That I would not just simply do ministry but that my life would minister.

    So everyday I ask myself that question Has my life ministered today? That is my prayer and that is what puts a smile on my face and what has gotten me through this fast. This has been my key scripture 23 Whatever you do, work at it with all your heart, as working for the Lord, not for human masters, 24 since you know that you will receive an inheritance from the Lord as a reward. It is the Lord Christ you are serving. Col:3:23-24

    Once again thank you Pastor Charles. Amazing and on time word.

    God bless you all.

    Willie

  • Megan says:

    Blessings, Amen.

    Our careers, educations, goals, and day to day activities are important – though are they driven with eternity in mind? We think of our earthly lives and heavenly lives as two separate things. Yet we can definitely make decisions here on earth with heaven in mind: Our jobs can allow us to use our gifts, skills to help and minister to others, our education and careers can allow us to fulfill the bigger purpose that God has for us on earth. We should also consider our relationships, and whether they are helping us live for eternity or keeping us close-minded and focused only on the things of this earth. Let us use our spiritual vision to live life in abundance now, while working towards the even greater abundance ahead.

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