Day Six - Fasting Past Ourselves
ON YOUR SIXTH DAY OF FASTING, REMEMBER:
Concentrate on prolonged times of meditation and listening.
Your senses (smell, touch, hearing) will begin to heighten.
Weight loss and detoxification continue.
THOUGHTS FOR YOUR JOURNAL:
How is experiencing fasting as a private disciple bringing you closer to God?
Has God revealed anything to you since your fast began?
PRAYER FOCUS DAY 6: BREAKING CHAINS
You cannot enjoy the fullness of life in Christ when you are still a slave, bound by addictions. Sexual and chemical addictions like alcohol and drugs, nicotine, overeating, antidepressants, insomnia, and so on can be broken through the discipline of fasting. If there are addictions in your life list them in your journal and ask God to give you grace during this fast to walk away free from those chains! Perhaps there is a family member or loved one suffering with addiction. Write down his or her name to target for prayer during this time.
I Corinthians 6:12
“I have the right to do anything,” you say—but not everything is beneficial. “I have the right to do anything”—but I will not be mastered by anything.
Temptation is as old as the Garden of Eden. It is not evil to be tempted, but you will certainly be tempted by evil. The way of the enemy has always been to entice us with lies of a better experience and then to shame us with focus on failures. You have been given freedom from sin in Jesus, but your choices remain. Temptation to sin did not die with Jesus, but the wages of death were paid. Death is still the penalty for sin, but the debt is paid by Jesus. Motivation to be sinless should be