M6 Project (Part 4)


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M6 Project – Fasting

“Whenever you fast, do not put on a gloomy face as the hypocrites do, for they neglect their appearance so that they will be noticed by men when they are fasting. Truly I say to you, they have their reward in full. But you, when you fast, anoint your head and wash your face so that your fasting will not be noticed by men, but by your Father who is in secret; and your Father who sees what is done in secret will reward you. (Matthew 6:16-18 NASB)

Fasting-  is it about Appearance or Sustenance? | How we look vs. what we are looking for!

Spiritual Fuel

“‘It is written: “Man does not live on bread alone, but on every word that comes from the mouth of God'” (Matt. 4:4).

How sweet are Your words to my taste! Yes, sweeter than honey to my mouth! (Psalms 119:103) (Ezk. 3:1-3)

Your words were found and I ate them, And Your words became for me a joy and the delight of my heart; For I have been called by Your name, O LORD God of hosts. (Jeremiah 15:16 NASB)

God has represented His Word as food that nourishes our spiritual life in the same way that physical food nourishes our physical life (see Ps. 119:103; Jer. 15:16; Ezek. 3:1-3). Just as food strengthens and maintains our bodies, the Word of God nourishes, fuels and strengthens our spirits.

Spiritual Direction

2 Chronicles 20:1-4,12 “After this, the Moabites and Ammonites with some of the Meunites came to make war on Jehoshaphat. Some men came and told Jehoshaphat: ‘A vast army is coming against you from Edom, from the other side of the Sea. It is already in Hazazon Tamar’ “.”Alarmed, Jehoshaphat resolved to inquire of the Lord, and he proclaimed a fast for all Judah. The people of Judah came together to seek help from the Lord; indeed, they came from every town in Judah to seek him”…”‘For we have no power to face this vast army that is attacking us. We do not know what to do, but our eyes are upon You'”

 
“June 17 2018”.


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