I'm squeezing in some time to write to you all and bring you up to date.
For forty days I embarked on a fast with the Lord: no solids and no shopping. It was a wonderful time of worship, sacrifice, reflection, a lot of discipline, and over all life transforming. The Lord ever so gently called me out in areas that I thought I was in the right. There were days that I did all things through Christ who strengthened me and other days the spirit was willing but the flesh was weak. All in all I have learned that when I am weak then He is strong. Whether it be in a physical weakness or a spiritual one, His grace is sufficient for me.
A few Lessons that I learned:
God fills those who are empty.
You can never pray enough.
The Word of God truly is the bread of life.
A disciple of the Lord must be disciplined.
The condition of my heart may cause God to reject my offering.
God knows true repentance.
In the pursuit of self satisfy we find ourselves empty.
Only God can satisfy my soul.
Confession is the best medicine.
Godly accountability is a life preserver.
God is jealous for me.
When I am secure in God's love then I can be free to love someone else.
Loneliness is a field of hidden treasures.
My loneliness is a gift from God, not only to be accepted but offered as well.
I am not my own.
God will never ask me to do anything that He won't equip me for.
When I break covenant with God, I bring reproach upon myself.
I must check my vision: Can I see the mountain or the mountain mover? -Carl Lentz
And my favorite:
Greater is He that is in me than He who is in the Mall. -Paola Andrea Vega (my bestie!)
Three of the many great verses that my prayer warriors sent me during the fast:
But the salvation of the righteous is from the LORD; He is their strength in the time of trouble. Psalm 37:39
For I consider that the sufferings of this present time are not worthy to be compared with the glory which shall be revealed in us. Romans 8:18
It is written, ‘Man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word that proceeds from the mouth of God. Matthew 4:4
The Lord is good and just. May the Lord bless you and strengthen you as you seek to know Him and make Him known.