Almost there. Almost there. Just a few more days (including today).
I hope as you grow closer to the 21st day of this period of the #DanielFast, you have learned the importance of family engagement during the consecration. Consecration is strengthened when it is in the company of fellow believers. I have shared with you ways to involve your family. I pray that these ideas have helped you. Now that your children are exposed to consecration, fasting, and prayer from an early age, they are familiar with what to do as they get older. If they ever need to set aside a time of fasting and prayer to themselves, they will have the strength to do it without the company of other believers. In that case, they learn to lean on Jesus.
Read James 1: 2-16
We have referenced the book of James in a previous post. There is a central theme in James regarding the fruit or profit of the believer’s faith. This passage begins the book of James and it starts out as a warning about what faith will attract. Your faith attracts temptation. Let me say that again, YOUR FAITH ATTRACTS TEMPTATION. You can’t miss that James points out that the twelve are scattered abroad. James means to encourage the believer that though temptation is present (Romans 7:21-25), we should do the work of righteousness. The work of righteousness leads to the crown of life.
Today’s Faith Sight Word
TEMPTATION. I won’t attempt to define this word in my own words. Temptation comes in so many different forms, I would fail to define it succinctly. The word tends to have a negative connotation. But all desire is not bad. There is a way to ensure that your temptations remain pure and acceptable.
Delight yourself in the Lord, and he will give you the desires of your heart. – Psalm 37:4
Since desires and/or temptation begin in the heart, it is important that your relationship with Christ is strengthened. You can survive the trying of your faith when you cling to the Creator. What you love, you will cling to.
Recipe for the Fast
Strawberry, Kiwi and Raspberry Treat
1 cup of strawberries
3 kiwi (peeled and sliced)
1/2 cup of raspberries
1/2 gala apple
Add all ingredients in the blender with ice cubes. Scoop out into a bowl or cup. Enjoy!
Repeat as many times during the day as you remember it.
My faith is made perfect in my weakness. Though I stumble, I will not fail. Not one temptation is a match for my Savior. He won the victory for me. It is already done! My heart’s desire is to reflect God’s end goal for my life. Heaven is my destiny.
Recommended for ages 6-16 years old
Keisha Cane and Her Very Sweet Tooth by Ashley and April Foxx
Since we are talking about temptation. I should mention my worst temptation…SWEETS. This is a cute story about a young, mischievous, late night cookie grabber. This story pinpoints some of the difficulties in having a temptation. Your temptation may lead you down a road that you may or may not ever have gone had you just leaned on Jesus. Resist temptation! Or rather keep your hands out of the cookie jar (I could just be talking to myself but that is okay.)
Feel free to tell us about your experiences during the consecration in the comments below.
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