Day 20 Fasting and God’s Guiding Hand

Fasting has its spiritual rewards. One of the rewards of fasting is experiencing the guiding hand of God in our lives.

Scripture reading
Psalm 23 (NLT)
A psalm of David.
1The LORD is my shepherd; I have all that I need.
2He lets me rest in green meadows; he leads me beside peaceful streams.
3He renews my strength. He guides me along right paths, bringing honor to his name.
4Even 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.
5You 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.
6Surely 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.

Key passages
Isaiah 58: 6,11 — “Is not this the kind of fasting I have chosen…And the LORD will guide you always; he will satisfy your needs in a sun- scorched land and will strengthen your frame.”

Fasting thought
“Every time I have fasted, I have found my worship experience sweeter. I found the illumination of God’s Spirit brighter and my hunger for God’s word stronger. Through my fasting God has guided me, comforted me, challenged me and corrected me. It is not that I have bent God toward me through fasting, but that I, through fasting, have bent my heart toward him.” Gary Rohrmayer

Prayer
Father in heaven, I want to experience your guiding and empowering hand on my life and ministry. There is nothing like knowing that the hand of the Lord is on my life. Today through my fasting I bend my heart and my will toward you and your ways. In Jesus’ name I pray. Amen.

Take a few moment to journal what God had taught you today and leave a reply below

2 thoughts on “Day 20 Fasting and God’s Guiding Hand

  • I really love the words of this Psalm 23: even though my last few weeks have been somewhat of a valley due to a death and grief, there is peace in my heart knowing who is walking me through the pain:) as I choose to bend my heart and will to God’s leading, I find that joy is in the valley as well. Praise the Lord!

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