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Living a Fasted Life In Times Like This

“Be ready for service and have your lamps lit. You must be like people waiting for their master to return from the wedding banquet so that when he comes and knocks, they can open the door for him at once” (Luke 12:35-36).       To walk in the path of the Lord Jesus Christ, calls for our complete attention and obedience to Him and Him alone. It is a call to follow Him completely – to be ready at all times. A following that demands our complete attention and concentration or we lose sight of Him through unpreparedness. You do not follow someone successfully if you are the one dictating the route. The whole idea of following someone presupposes the fact that we do not know the way, but we know whom we are following: “Jesus told him, ‘I am the Way, the Truth, and the Life. No one comes to the Father except through Me’” (John 14:6). When the rich young ruler thought he was well on his way to perfection since he had kept the commandments of the Lord from his youth, the Lord replied: “I

Where Is Your Mind Fixed?

“You will keep in perfect and constant peace the one whose mind is steadfast [that is, committed and focused on You – on both inclination and character], because he trusts and takes refuge in You [with hope and confident expectation]” (Isaiah 26:3, AMP).        The desire of the Lord is that our minds will focus solely on Him. However, we live in a world that tells us different. A world that tells us it is okay to believe in God (something greater than yourself), but to be successful one must be solely occupied by the desire to succeed in our chosen field. As amazing as this idea may be, the end result is far from where God would want us to be, because success in our chosen field does not necessarily translate to living a peaceful, full and satisfied life. The Lord tells us: “…I came that they may have and enjoy life, and have it in abundance [to the full, till it overflows]” (John 10:10b, AMP). Meaning, having a satisfied and enjoyable life is attainable, BUT only in Christ Jesu