Feb 24

Pause…
Take a couple of deep breaths.
Recall that you are in the presence of God.
You are accepted, loved, and blessed.

Matthew 4:1–2
1 Then Jesus was led up by the Spirit into the wilderness to be tempted by the devil.
2 He fasted forty days and forty nights, and afterwards he was famished.

People fast for a variety of reasons. Some people fast for health and weight loss reasons.
Some fast because that believe that it is laying down the pleasures f earth so they can receive the pleasures of heaven. Some fast as a way of discipline, believing that it is learning to control our physical urges so that we might better resist temptation.

Why do I think that Jesus fasted?
Is this a practice that I might like to undertake?

Pray to God in your own words or perhaps use the prayer below.
Holy and Loving God,
I want to become closer to you.
I want to learn to rely on you for all that I need.
Help me follow Your example.
Help me to become more like You.
Amen
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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