40 Days : Resting Series. 

Luke 4:1-2

Jesus, full of the Holy Spirit, returned from the Jordan and was led by the Spirit in the desert, where for forty days he was tempted by the devil. He ate nothing during those days, and at the end of them he was hungry.

God, I am hungry for You.

Sunset

 Our thoughts can be extremely loud. And, if we’re not careful, we allow these thoughts to rule us. Our flesh are weak, and if we’re not careful, we allow it to control us. 

In a world filled with distractions, it is important to pour out everything that is filled with social (me)dia and fill ourselves with God. 

“I need to spend more time with you.” 

When God needs us to do something, He will have His way whether we like it or not. So, I went away.

40 days. 

After my pastor preached a sermon on resting, I felt a strong conviction. I didn’t rest, and when you don’t rest your health is greatly affected. You become depressed. You don’t function well, and you’re always cranky. On the outside, it seemed as if I had it all together. But, on the inside I wanted to scream. My environment became too loud to think. 

I would cry every time I surrendered my worries and cares onto the Lord. I said that I gave it all to Him, however I still did not rest. How could God possibly take me to where He needs me to be if my mind is racing at the loneliest hours of the night?

40 days. 

This is my journey to resting more and I want to take you all with me. Week one, I fasted from social media including TV and YouTube. I would only watch sermons and listen to worship music videos if I did go on there. Week two, no junk food and dairy fast. Week three, no negativity. For the remaining weeks, my Pinky Promise sisters and I are all coming together to decide what we need to fast from. It’s amazing to have accountability sisters. 

Galatians 5:22-23

But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control. Against such things there is no law.

Self control. Kill off those flesh-like desires so that you are lead by God and not your flesh.

– Crystal 

 

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