I am so thankful that you are continuing on this 21 Day journey of fasting and prayer. I think I need to remind you that not every day will be filled with extreme spiritual encounters, some days you just do what you have committed to do.

Yesterday was a day like that for me. My prayers weren’t filled with great emotional feelings or new revelations. It was one of those days I sowed the seed of prayer and commitment, knowing that one day I will reap a harvest from it.

Maturity as a believer in Christ is when I consistently make the decision to be obedient to what God’s Word says, rather than the way that I feel.  There are going to be times when obedience isn’t the easy thing or the fun thing… but it’s always the RIGHT thing.

Our feelings often change based on what we eat or DON’T EAT. But God’s Word DOES NOT CHANGE… it is both constant and consistent… and when we place ourselves in submission to HIS WORD rather than our world of feelings, greater things are in store.

I may not feel like forgiving someone because of what they have done to me. However, God’s Word commands me to love and forgive others.

Ephesians 4:32
‘Be kind and compassionate to one another, forgiving each other, just as in Christ God forgave you.’

Matthew 6:14,15
“For if you forgive other people when they sin against you, your heavenly Father will also forgive you. But if you do not forgive others their sins, your Father will not forgive your sins.”

I may not feel like sharing Christ with someone or inviting them to church. However, Jesus gave us a command to obey, regardless of our feelings.

Matthew 28:18-20
“Then Jesus came to them and said, “All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me. Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you. And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age.” 

Mark 16:15
He said to them, “Go into all the world and preach the gospel to all creation. 

Those are just a couple of examples to remind us that we can’t be dictated by our feelings.

So, let’s just choose to fix our eyes and thoughts on Jesus and His Word and always make the RIGHT decision.

Staying the course,

PT

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