“He (Jesus) must become greater and greater, and I must become less and less.” John 3:30 NLT
I hate fasting! I am totally self-centered. If I had not been so afraid of incurring the wrath of God and being damned to Hell, as vividly expressed by a country preacher when I was 8 years old, I’m confident that I would be a complete hedonist. I’m driven by comfort and pleasure. I’m self-indulgent and spoiled rotten.
That is why I MUST fast!
My NATURAL self is at war with the SUPERNATURAL that God has for me.
“Those who belong to Christ Jesus have nailed the passions and desires of their sinful nature to his cross and crucified them there.” Galatians 5:24 NLT
When my NATURAL self stops screaming for sugar, caffeine, social media, or any number of of things I crave, something amazing happens. My hearing and vision becomes SUPERNATURAL.
I NEED hear God above the roar of daily life. I NEED see the direction He wants me to go. I NEED all the help I can get!