Friday, March 15, 2013
DAY 15: Fast in Secret!
“When you fast, do not look somber as the hypocrites do, for they disfigure their faces to show others they are fasting. Truly I tell you, they have received their reward in full. But when you fast, put oil on your head and wash your face, so that it will not be obvious to others that you are fasting, but only to your Father, who is unseen; and your Father, who sees what is done in secret, will reward you. - Matthew 6:16-18
Today, you are going to be fresh faced, chipper and energetic! Oh yeah, you’ll also be HUNGRY! Fasting is a spiritual discipline forgotten about in most of the American church today. But you aren’t like most of the church in America today, are you?? Of course not! You’re actually DOING the Word!
Fasting is simply NOT EATING. I know, it’s complicated, but today, you are going to fast. From the time you read this until this evening... DON’T EAT! But more than that, what Jesus commanded was to not let others know that you are fasting. Don’t be obvious. You can’t go around moping about being hungry and expect a reward from the Lord now can you?? Do what the Bible says, wash your face, comb your hair, pop a breath mint and don’t advertise the fact that you aren’t eating. It’s a secret between you and God. Keep it that way!
Before you break your fast, take 5 minutes and thank God for the reward you will get in eternity! Turn on a happy song, dance and thank God for your eternal reward that can NEVER be taken away!
Don’t tell us anything in the comments. It’s a secret between you and God... Shhhhhh!