Journaling Lent: Day 9, Fasting As Intercession

For the next 40 days I am reading "He Reads Truth: Lent 2016" as a daily devotional. While I am preparing for the celebration of Easter I have decided to journal my thoughts and share them. If they seem scattered or disconnected it is because these words are my immediate response to each daily reading. To find each day's reading click here: He Reads Truth: Lent.

by Nic

Fasting is not sexy when no one knows you're fasting.

I am fasting something specific right now for Lent...chances are that most Believers are doing some sort of fast in preparation for Easter. So we're kind of fasting together publicly.

Jesus was alone in the wilderness when He fasted. There's no one to impress in the desert. 

If fasting ever becomes about me, then it ceases to be a fast. It becomes an idol.

Fasting should not show I strong I am or how strong my will is. Fasting should expose my weakness and my need for God's strength.

Fast to meet God. Fast for your Nation and community. Fast for the poor and sick. Fast for your family. But do not fast for yourself or to prove yourself.

His strength works best in our weakness. So be weak...