A Call to Die by David Nasser has been an eye opening book for me. The subtitle is "a 40 day journey of fasting from the world & feasting on God." Mike and I are reading it together and are expecting great things from GOD. The author asks that the reader commit to spending an hour a day in the WORD for 40 days and also to fast from something (food, tv, computer...etc) for 40 days. It is day 9 and my eyes have already been open to the rottenness in my heart. The propensity for daily slothfulness, selfishness, bitterness, and disobedience have made me disgusted. Today, I am on my 3rd Bible Memory Verse.
John 3:16 "For God so loved the world that he gave his only begotten Son that whosoever believes in him, should not perish, but have everlasting life."
Isaiah 26:8 " Yes Lord, walking in the way of your laws, we wait for you, you name and renown
are the desire of our hearts."
Galatians 2:20 "I have been crucified with Christ, and I no longer live, but Christ lives in me. The life i live in the body, I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave himself for me."
I have never been a good faster, I enjoy food way to much; but God has been faithful and shown me that I have tried to reign in too much control and not trust Him enough. I don't enjoy pain, hunger, fatigue, and interruptions from my daily routine. He has gotten me through 2, 24 hr fasts and I am on my 3rd today. I have been forced to rely on God for literally getting my body through each meal and still having patience with my little ones, while I my stomach is crying in hunger.
Thank You Lord, for having the tenderness to teach me despite all my refusals to listen.