SO GRATEFUL FOR A DAY WITH LESS RESPONSIBILITY
Many states are being troubled now with cold weather, but I am so grateful. I just love it when the world seemingly stands still and takes us off the beaten path. All the routine of daily living is interrupted by weather! I know many of you are fasting with us. WHAT A TREMENDOUS OPPORTUNITY TO CURL UP UNDER THE COVERS OR HAVE TIME TO KNEEL AT BED, CRYING OUT TO GOD, WHILE THE COLD WEATHER KEEPS US INDOORS AND AWAY FROM ROUTINE.
Covid was such a blessing to me because I didn’t have to wake up at 6:00am and obligate myself to all the school’s agenda go my daughter. She and I were able to pray together and even separately, as I pulled on his presence to abound in my home during Covid while everything was shut down. Sometimes family members can be in different atmospheres and when they come home, they bring in elements or remnants of the atmosphere of where they have been into the home. Thank God for days of no school and for some- no work. I love how God will always give us reprieve, as He knows we are trying to seeking Him in a greater way. I remember working for a company and really wanting to have time to seek God while I was on a fast on many occasions. My request was ALWAYS answered by the Lord. I never had to lie or call in sick, that God didn’t shut down a day here or there where I could spend the whole day with Him. It brings Him such great joy that we desire Him. When we delight in Him, He gives us the desires of our heart.
Anytime we are sacrificing the pleasure of food or sacrificing our time and separating from the things we love in order to draw closer to Him, we bless Him. He promises that if we hunger and thirst after His right standing and if we seek Him first, He will fill us and add to us!!! It’s not easy to maintain a life here on the earth with all the responsibilities of life and be able to stay in the realms of spiritual consciousness that we desire. So when episodes present themselves, such as this, I know He is moving for us!
If you have not been able to fast or keep failing in your efforts, don’t give up. He will join you in your striving and give you a breakthrough. Faith is a big part of seeing this through. It’s the ones who never take a step of faith that never see the fruit. When you are in alignment with what God wants for you and you keep pressing toward it, the earth will start helping you to advance you in your journey. Even if you fail everyday, don’t cease in the quest.