RHAPSODY OF REALITIES DAILY DEVOTIONAL FOR OCTOBER 10, 2023 (FASTING HELPS TO MAINTAIN SPIRITUAL FOCUS)
TOPIC : FASTING HELPS TO MAINTAIN SPIRITUAL FOCUS
Today’s Scripture: Acts 13:3
3 So after they had fasted and prayed, they placed their hands on them and sent them off.
There are several spiritual blessings and benefits of fasting and one of them is that it helps you maintain spiritual focus. It involves putting away food, but it’s not just about abstinence from food but all forms of distraction for the time being. This helps your spirit to become more sensitive to the Spirit of God. You become more conscious of His leading within your spirit. At such times when your heart and mind are turned away from the things of this world unto the Lord, it becomes easy for you to receive His guidance.
If you’re going to be spiritually alert and walk spiritually, you should fast from time to time. That means to centre your attention on the Lord for the time. By doing this, your spirit gains the ascendency. When you want to deal with certain important things of the Spirit or you’re studying the Word and you want to have the insight and sensitivity of the Spirit, fast.
Through fasting and prayer, your effectiveness in the things of the Spirit is improved. Your ability to hear and receive from God is sharpened, and you’re more attuned to the finer signals and instructions of the Spirit that you need for a higher level of life; a life of continuous glory and success. Hallelujah!
Dear Father, my spirit is attuned to your leading, guidance, promptings, direction and voice within me. I‘m receptive and responsive to you as you guide me to walk in, and fulfil, your perfect will today, in Jesus’ Name. Amen.
Joel 1 :14;
14 Declare a holy fast; call a sacred assembly. Summon the elders and all who live in the land to the house of the Lord your God, and cry out to the Lord.
12 “Even now,” declares the Lord, “return to me with all your heart, with fasting and weeping and mourning.”
36 There was also a prophet, Anna, the daughter of Penuel, of the tribe of Asher. She was very old; she had lived with her husband seven years after her marriage,
37 and then was a widow until she was eighty-four. She never left the temple but worshiped night and day, fasting and praying.
1 YEAR BIBLE READING PLAN:
Colossians 3:1-4:1 & Isaiah 50-51
2 YEAR BIBLE READING PLAN:
John 5:1 -9 & 1 Kings 16
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