Day Three - Keep Going
ON YOUR THIRD DAY OF FASTING, REMEMBER:
Pray for encouragement.
This is usually the toughest day of the fast.
Noticeable weight loss may begin.
THOUGHTS FOR YOUR JOURNAL:
What is the Holy Spirit showing you about endurance?
What dreams are in your heart that only God can make possible?
PRAYER FOCUS DAY 3: OBSTACLES
Therefore, since we are surrounded by such a great cloud of witnesses, let us throw off everything that hinders and the sin that so easily entangles. And let us run with perseverance the race marked out for us, fixing our eyes on Jesus, the pioneer and perfecter of faith. For the joy set before him he endured the cross, scorning its shame, and sat down at the right hand of the throne of God.
Three days is a long time to go without food, and you should be feeling some of the discomfort that it produces. Day three is always the toughest, but now think of the three days that Jesus endured. Amazing that we have such an incredible God. He laid down everything and the beauty of fasting is that we can take some time to remember how much that means to each of us. Like communion is a remembrance of Christ’s broken body and spilled blood, so fasting is a remembrance of how much Jesus gave up for us. If you feel like it is hard to persevere, remember that Jesus went three days in the grave for the joy set before Him. You are His joy! May God strengthen you today and may you remember this day when future difficult times arise.