Day 2 – 2017 Fasting (Tuesday)

On January 10th, 2017, posted in: 21 Day Fast 2017, Devotionals by | 3 Comments

Though we do not Fast as a means to diet but as a means for deeper intimacy with God, the Fast nonetheless helps remove toxins from your body.

Consider with me for a moment Mark 11:15-17 (NKJV):

So they came to Jerusalem. Then Jesus went into the temple and began to drive out those who bought and sold in the temple, and overturned the tables of the money changers and the seats of those who sold doves. And He would not allow anyone to carry wares through the temple. Then He taught, saying to them, “Is it not written, ‘My house shall be called a house of prayer for all nations’? But you have made it a ‘den of thieves.’ “

Jesus invades the temple with a simple goal, to restore it to its purpose. Though Jesus doesn’t invade your life and force you to Fast, through it, He wants to remove all the toxins that hinder a deeper relationship and a more meaningful life; a life full of purpose. Remember, “Your body is the temple of the Holy Spirit who is in you, whom you have from God, and you are not your own.”  (1 Corinthians 6:19, NKJV)

What toxins do you need to rid your mind, body and spirit of? Are there “distractions” that have consumed you? Addictions? Indulgences? Poor thinking? Complacency? Inadequacy? Excuses? Too much “junk” food?

Focus today on praying that God would bring to mind those things that have been occupying “your temple” that don’t belong. Confess them, refuse to allow them to “pollute” you again,and pray that He would restore you to your original purpose. The purpose for which He created you for. However deep rooted some of the toxins may be, He can wash them out. C’mon move bodly. Walk in authority. Pray that He would give you strategies to move forward effectively. You already know that God is and is a rewarder of those who diligently seek Him  (Hebrews 11:6).

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

Gen 4:6-7, Psalms 51:1-12, Isaiah 64:6-8, Joel 2:12-13, Eph.4:22-24

Cleaning house with you,

Pastor Charles

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3 Responses to “Day 2 – 2017 Fasting (Tuesday)”

  • Lisa Hillegas says:

    Invade my temple Lord and restore it to its full potential in You!
    As we seek you Lord in prayer and fasting may you take every toxin out of our lives!
    We trust that you can heal us totally back to our original purpose.
    Thank you Father for this awesome opportunity we have to be in your presence at this level. Let us not take this time for granted for if we are here in this moment then you have called us to this.
    May we seek you more deeply as we rid our lives of the worldly things we are so consumed with. May this be a sweet aroma unto your nostrils. Father please except our offers unto you. .for we need you and cannot do this with out you. We love you and honor you.
    In Jesus name I pray.

  • Jaciris Borquez says:

    When we look up the biblical meaning of the word “restoration”, we see that it is to receive back MORE than has been LOST to the point where the FINAL STATE is GREATER than the ORIGINAL CONDITION. The main point is that SOMEONE or SOMETHING is IMPROVED BEYOND measure. I do not know about you, but all i can say is wow. How amazing is it to know that when Christ restores us we become better than what we once were. Often times life has a funny way of making us feel like failures. Whether it be a failed marriage, a broken relationship,a job that did not work out, a painful past that follows you and so much more. As a believer we must feel relived to know that our creator offers us the free gift of restoration. It is not simply a statement its a promise!! Like PC said on Sunday we can not fight an enemy we do not know. The enemy is out to destroy and try and bring about defeat. BUT GOD brings clarity and COMPLETE restoration to his children.

    Joel 2:25-26

    I will restore to you the years that the swarming locust has eaten, the hopper, the destroyer, and the cutter, my great army, which I sent among you. “You shall eat in plenty and be satisfied, and praise the name of the Lord your God, who has dealt wondrously with you. And my people shall never again be put to shame.

    Jeremiah 30:17

    For I will restore health to you, and your wounds I will heal, declares the Lord, because they have called you an outcast: ‘It is Zion, for whom no one cares!’

    There are numerous scriptures that focus on restoration, but these two stand out the most to me. Gods promise for complete restoration is not for SOME of us but it is for ALL of us. As we continue to seek Gods face let us pray for restoration. That he may restore all that is broken in our lives that way we can become better, We are a chosen generation, a generation of promise and it is up to us to reach the souls who are in need of restoration. Let us not judge the process of others for we do not know Gods plan for their life. God today we pray for clarity and complete restoration. May we become so connected to your spirit that we begin to see people through your lens.Today we present to you the broken and the afflicted. We pray complete healing in your name.

    AMEN

  • Angie Vargas says:

    Lord, thank you for this fast, as I study and mediate on your word, I shed off the old corrupt self and put on the new self, that which is created to be like God, in true righteousness and holiness. Thank You ..LORD

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