Tonight I found a simple way to make my daughter understand why I fast. The topic arose after I told her about the young boy at church whose cancer went from stage 3 to 4 and I told her I’m fast the next day.
I explained it like this;
Suppose a doctor told a parent that in order for their child to live they have to give up food and pray for 24 hours, what do you think that parents would do?
She said, “they’ll do it because they want their son to live.” I said “correct.” I then told her about an incident she told me about while we were separated, countries apart. I told her fasted and I remember waking up early in the morning and walked and prayed for 4 hrs in the house. She had a surprised look on her face. Almost like “What! Four hours? I can barely stay awake in church for 2 hours.”
So I told her the reasons I did it. One to get the rage out of me, so I can think clearly not emotionally. 2; to have a quick work done to bring us back together, for a great move of God. I asked her if she remembers the events around that time she said yes, I said it was all God darling. I denied myself to hear God, for Him to move. It showed Him I was coming after Him, I got His attention and He moved, He showed off a little to, because He can do that and He wants us to give all the glory back to Him. Those were some significant God did it moments that I’m glad she witnessed.
I often intercede for people I know has a need or is going through some things. Especially where the mind is involved because I know too well how the enemy attacks our minds. I told her I’m going to fast for little Job tomorrow, and his family, especially his parents. I cannot imagine what they’re going through I can try to but I don’t know. I’m also fasting for my business. For the business that will lead me into the purpose, God has for me. I’ve prayed for other people’s gifts that lead them to dig deeper into their businesses and I’ve left myself out. I can’t really say why. It dawned on me that this is the time, now is the time to get busy about it.
It feels as if with every beat of my heart it’s saying “start your business, start your business.” The thing is I don’t know which! I know God gave me a gift, and I’ve backed away from it. So I’m going to be fasting and praying for this.
Also , peace for the family of my mother’s friend who passed, family. Peace for young Jobs family, for the Lord to renew my heart and for direction. To always keep my heart on Him and keep a grateful heart. To never forget my trials that prepared me for such a time as this and also brought me closer to Him.
Does it cost much to deny ourselves to aid someone or to simply get closer to God?