Day Four

Yesterday we learned that fasting teaches us that God’s Word nourishes us.  Today we will discover that fasting teaches us that doing God’s will sustains us!  John 4 records Jesus’ encounter with the woman at the well.  When the disciples met back up with Jesus they encouraged him to eat.  He responded by saying to his disciples in verse 32 of John 4, “I have food to eat that you know not of.”  Then He adds in verse 34, “My food is to do the will of the Father.”  Jesus once again reminds us that natural food alone is not enough. 

We are sustained by doing God’s will.  We are sustained by walking out the assignment He has given us.  God wants us to rely on Him and Him alone.  He doesn’t want us to rely on our intellect or abilities.  Scripture bears out that we were created for Him and Him alone and it would stand to reason that He wants our trust to be in Him.  When we fast it allows us to focus back in on what He has called us to do both individually and corporately as His church. Let’s challenge ourselves during this season!  During these twenty days of fasting, don’t forget to spend time today reading the Bible, worshipping God in your private time, serving in our church and your community.  And set aside that dollar for every member of your family so when we break the fast together on Sunday, January 26th each member of your family will be able to sow in that offering.  We will close our 20:20 fast with a worship night for family and friends that Sunday evening.  We are anticipating what God is going to do in us and through us during these twenty days.

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