Today is the ninth day of our 40 day fast and already I’ve noted one big thing; I have never been so ravenously hungry in a fast before! Literally it’s been so dramatically different than any other fast I’ve ever done, and several people have said the same thing. This morning while listening to a teaching I found the possible answer for why;
“….(David said) ‘My soul thirsts for You, my body longs for You in a dry and weary land where there is no water’ Our longings for God might not be as ravenous as David’s but they are real. Because the hunger hurts, although we try to take the edge off of it in anyway we can.
That’s what we’re doing all through our lives here in America, taking the edge off of Spiritual hunger; satisfying it with a donut, satisfying it with the movies, satisfying it with this, and all the time those longings are but an outward sign of what’s really in there; it’s God, we’re longing for heaven.
…there have been times when I think that we do not desire heaven, but more often, i find myself wondering whether in our heart of hearts, if we have ever desired anything else. Isn’t it interesting? The soul is like the stomach, that’s why its interesting that Jesus said that man shall not live by bread alone but by every word that proceeds from the mouth of God. That’s why fasting is such a powerful tool to open up windows to Heaven, because in fasting you’re not taking the edge off your spiritual hunger. Cause when you’re always eating food your literally trying to satisfy something that’s spiritual, and so when you don’t eat, you’re awakening part of you that is longing for God. You find in fasting there is nothing else to do but pray, cause half of your life you spend eating, cooking & eating and the other half you spend thinking about what you’re gonna eat. That’s why Daniel went on a 21 day fast; to open up his soul to revelation. So that he could get a window, so that he could prepare the soil to receive the seed that’s planted.”
Already in only 9 days I’ve found myself spending so much energy doing just this; fighting to take off the edge. Suddenly my eyes are open to it and i feel a longing for the breathe of heaven.
38 Day’s to TheCall DC – Father bring a million people who are after You’re heart, bring hundreds of thousands of teenagers and children who would set the eyes of their soul on Jesus now, and live their whole lives never looking away, never falling into rebellion and compromise. You are not yet done with America; there is still hope for our Nation to turn back to the Lord of Hosts!