Monday, October 20, 2008

A Call To Die

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.

1 comment:

orlando cabrera said...

Can't wait to read it. David is great. We would have him do our spiritual emphasis week when I was a youth pastor in Miami.