Keep your Eyes on the Prize!
10, 9, 8, 7, 6, 5...
The count down is on! The fireworks are in place! The party poppers are ready!
The HERSHEY GIANT CANDY bar lies on the counter, awaiting its final destination!!!
In less than 12 hours, our 21-day Daniel Fast will be complete. As the time is drawing nigh, temptation grows...but it is easier to resist, because I know my wait will soon be over, and it will taste so much better knowing I can eat it with a guilt-free conscience!
Until now, I had to hide all the chocolate in the house so I wouldn't have it staring, glaring me in the face.
But today, the Hershey's bar sits where I can see it everytime I walk through the kitchen.
So, I can keep my EYES on the PRIZE!
Now, though I will thoroughly enjoy every scrumptious smidgen of my long-awaited treat,
that isn't the real prize I have my eyes set upon...
I press toward the goal for the prize of the upward call of God in Christ Jesus.
Philippians 3:12-14, 18-21Not that I have already attained it, or am already perfected; but I press on, that I may lay hold of that for which Christ Jesus has also laid hold of me. Brethren, I do not count myself as apprehended; but one thing I do, forgetting those things which are behind and reaching forward to those things which are ahead,
For many walk...that they are enemies of the cross of Christ: whose end is destruction, whose god is their belly, and whose glory is in their shame--who set their mind on earthly things. [But] Our citizenship is in heaven, from which we also eagerly wait for the Savior, the Lord Jesus Christ, who will transform our lowly body that it may be conformed to His glorious body, according to the working by which He is able even to subdue all things to Himself.
He has broken down walls from the past. He has shown me His call for what's ahead. He has convicted me to put away all the gods in my life that take my time and focus away from Him. He has revealed to me that what I put into my life, is what will come out. He has renewed in me the eagerness to meet Him daily at His Word to see the promises He has given us. He has given me a hunger to fill my hunger and a future that is bound by the cross.
What revelations has God given you during your fast?
I rejoice with you...He is a mighty God and worthy to be praised!