"…I wept and humbled my soul with fasting…" Psalm 69:10
"You rescue the humble…" 2 Samuel 22:28
"The humble will be filled with fresh joy from the Lord." Isaiah 29:19
Gary Rohrmayer writes, "Fasting is a humbling experience that reveals who or what we really depend upon or are controlled by."
"More than any other single discipline, fasting reveals the things that control us. This is a wonderful benefit to the true disciple who longs to be transformed into the image of Jesus Christ. We cover up what is inside us with food and other good things, but in fasting these things surface. If pride controls us, it will be revealed almost immediately…anger, bitterness,jealousy, strife, fear—if they are within us, they will surface during fasting. At first we will rationalize that our anger is due to our hunger then we know that we are angry because the spirit of anger is within us. We can rejoice in this knowledge because we know that healing is available through the power of Christ." —Richard Foster
What is driving you?
Father in Heaven, as I move through this fast I seek the transforming work of the gospel in my life. Reveal the controlling influences in my life. Grant me the courage to face them, to renounce them, to confess them and to surrender them into Your healing hands. Draw me closer to You through this fast. In the precious name of Jesus, Amen.
On the journey with you,