Will fasting help me in seasons of change and transition? - Day 17
Sometimes it seems as though life is nothing but one big transition after another. Just about the time you get good at something you’ve been doing for a while, a shift takes place, and suddenly you are facing brand-new territory and uncharted waters. Maybe you’ve just been changed jobs or moved, or maybe you’ve been blessed with a new addition to your family. Or maybe you are now facing an empty nest or mourning the loss of a family member or friend. You just can’t figure out how you are going to adapt to this new way of doing things. Life can throw scenarios at you that you could never plan for or dream up.
Change is a difficult process. We fear change because change is uncertainty and we feel the loss of control that comes with it. The key to navigating these seasons is to learn to worship, to humble yourself with fasting and prayer, and to seek God’s face no matter the transition. Remember, one thing is certain: God is in control, and fasting will help you draw nearer to Him. Fast, pray, and seek God. Embrace the change, and see what wonderful new blessings God will bring to you even when you fear it the most.
Therefore, I urge you, brothers and sisters, in view of God’s mercy, to offer your bodies as a living sacrifice, holy and pleasing to God—this is your true and proper worship. Do not conform to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God’s will is—his good, pleasing and perfect will. ‑Romans 12:1
Are you experiencing a season of change now? How is fasting helping you?
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