Yesterday I finally fasted. Because I was praying day after day, over a particular thing, that remains -unresolved. I felt my mind becoming over-taxed, over burdened, to the point of distraction! It became nearly debilitating for me to do life and wrestle continually in prayer.
This is the moment I know it’s time to fast. Somehow changing up this one factor quiets my soul. For me, this is where the battle line is drawn…
“We live in this world, but we don’t fight our battles with weapons of this world. Instead, we use God’s power that can destroy fortresses. We destroy arguments and every bit of pride that keeps anyone from knowing God. We capture peoples’s THOUGHTS and make them obey Christ.” 2 Corinthians 10:5
Fasting truly brings me peace of mind, heart and soul. The difference comes in a feeling of instant connection with God. When its time to eat, I’m reminded instead to pray. It’s a calmer prayer however. There’s rest in my head. A tranquil heart. He’s got this.
Today nothing extraordinary happened, the situation has not changed yet, but I am destroying strongholds and taking down any prideful arguments. I am confident in Him as I capture my own thoughts and make them obey. He is working where I can’t see and that is simply glorious!
“Lord, help me to remember to not wait so long next time. Fasting brings such peace: “Only in returning to Me, resting in Me will you be saved. In quietness and confidence is your strength.” Isaiah 30:15.