Today, as I planned to continue the fast I mentioned yesterday, God had different plans. I woke up and received the good news that my boys had arrived back in America! I was still waiting to see how the reentry would go, as we had no idea what would be required under all these strange circumstances right now. While I was waiting, I attempted to have my quiet time, but kept feeling very distracted. After a while I heard God say, “Lisa, go and make breakfast for you and your kids.” I agreed but asked, “What about my fast?” God replied, “I want to prepare a table for you in the presence of your enemies.”
Wow! Who would argue with that? So, I went and prepared a small breakfast for us to enjoy.
I truly hope that through me honestly sharing about this fasting time, you’ll realize that fasting is about connecting with God, first and foremost. He gets to decide what I do and how I do it. So, if I’m truly fasting out of a place of relationship, then I will listen if He alters the plan. Holding on once He’s instructed us to do differently indicates that we’re trying to control Him. That’s never going to end well. I have a “hands off” mentality. In other words, I follow His leading in such a way that I don’t try to take the reigns back.
I just had a vision of myself riding a horse. Both of my arms were held out wide open and I wasn’t holding onto anything. This is the level of trust we can have with God. He would never let us fall. His constant guard is over and around us.
Prayer Moment: Will you dare to believe today that God truly does desire to bless you? Will you dare to trust Him and let go of the reigns of your life? There is no better time to do that than now. Right now, as we are walking out something we would never have imagined in our lifetimes. Now, will you let Him take the reigns and lead you? God, when I fast or when I just live life like normal, I trust Your guiding hand. I release my control and place myself and my family directly before You. You are trustworthy. Strengthen my heart. Strengthen my resolve. Remove ALL fear in my life. All fear must go now, in Jesus name. Thank You for loving me. I embrace Your fullness in this time of stretching. In Jesus name, Amen.
The Lord is my shepherd; I have all that I need. He lets me rest in green meadows; He leads me beside peaceful streams. He renews my strength. He guides me along right paths, bringing honor to His name. Even when I walk through the darkest valley, I will not be afraid, for You are close beside me. Your rod and Your staff protect and comfort me. You prepare a feast for me in the presence of my enemies. You honor me by anointing my head with oil. My cup overflows with blessings. Surely Your goodness and unfailing love will pursue me all the days of my life, and I will live in the house of the Lord forever. Psalm 23