Day 16 | Fasting Focus

Ubiquity tends to inoculate. In other words, the more we see or experience a particular stimulus, the less significance/relevance it appears to have. This is a default fallacy we can easily slip in to. The word informs us that the visible world was created by, held together in and for the purpose of Jesus. The Messiah tells us, “He is the way, the truth, and the life.” Statements like these can be passed over quickly simply because of our familiarity with them. But the truth is, the Creator of all things dwells in us. And He dwells in us for a purpose.  As the following passage illustrates, power comes from the inside out – it is not skin deep. The presence of God in us is the source of the power that is expressed to the world.

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Day 9 | Fasting Focus

The Word tells us in Philippians that the One who began a good work in us will also be the One who completes it. This seems to be one of the most underrated promises in scripture. The Creator, who called us to Him through His Son, is committed to seeing the work in us done. Until the end. I have started many things in my life that I lacked the sensibility to finish, and it is good to know that God does not share my deficiency. As He is both the Alpha and the Omega, the beginning and the end – I believe we can say He sees us as we are today, as we once were and as we will someday be. He sees the whole, the totality of the work that His children are. We are not simply one point in time to our Father, we are a vast multitude of points smeared across the canvas of this life. He is the author, originator and finisher of our faith.

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Day 2 | Fasting Focus

Fasting is hard. Believing and following Jesus isn’t easy either. I imagine this is a large part of the reason He left us the Spirit as our Helper. God needs to literally dwell in us to actualize the victory He desires us to walk in. A passive, easy life would not require such a dramatic acquisition – but a passive life does not appear to be part of the equation in the mathematics of God’s plan.

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