Fasting is the willing abstinence or reduction from some or all food, drink or both for a period of time. Many people fast for different purposes namely:
1. Weight loss
2. To break the bands of wickedness
3. To uproot generational curses
4. To be closer to God and even hear more from God.
5. Fasting can break soul ties and scatter the plans and agenda of the enemy against your life.
6. It also allows us to express ourselves to God.
Fasting can heal diseases, set the captives free and strengthen our intimacy with God. It can help us to come out of depression.
Types of Fast
1. Daniel fast- this is where you do not partake in any meat but eats fruits, vegetables and drink water. (Daniel 10:3)
2. Absolute fast (dry fast)- this is when we do not consume any food or liquid of any kind for a period of time (Ezra 10:6; Esther 4:16; Acts 9:9).
Every day you get up trying to blame someone else, Start today and blame yourself.
We point finger at the wrong person and often times the finger comes pointing right back at us. So blame yourself.
So often we spend so much time blaming people for our downfall, when all we need to do is blame ourselves. We should examine everything we do and say and start taking the faults for our setbacks.
Never doubt the power that lies within; neither the grace God has placed on your life. If he said it, then he will do it.
Remove every doubt and trust in him with everything. Seek him with sincerity and he will surely come through for you. If you search long enough then you can find it inside.
From my book, “God Graced Me.”
We often see a guy/lady that we feel attracted to at some point in life and go on dates with. Some things that causes us to be attracted to another includes beauty, personality and attitude and these can be termed as infatuation.
What is infatuation? Infatuation is an intense or short lived passion or admiration for someone or something. It is also an obsession with. So take time to know what you are looking for in a relationship.
Examples of infatuation are:
- Sexual desires
Sometimes we go on dates for a month or six months. Dates should be a long term thing or until you get to know the person you are falling for. Sometimes couples ends up in a committed relationship on their first date. We should never be too quick to announce our partner to our family or friends but be extremely careful that they needs the same thing.
Also we should not be easily manipulated into any relationship with a person because of the way they dress or look. I have heard women on numerous occasions saying that they like a man who is muscular, handsome and tall. But do we really take the time out to find out the true personality of these persons and what they have to offer in a relationship? So often we don’t, but this one thing I know for certain is that this kind of relationship doesn’t last always.
Love is a tense feeling of deep affection, warmth, intimacy. It can also be a feeling of security. Love can lead to a long term commitment between two persons. Love is the quiet understanding and mature acceptance of imperfections.
When you love someone you must respect and treat them right. Love is giving your all and not looking back for nothing in return. Love forgives quickly and doesn’t hurt.
Signs of true love are:
- Keeping promises
- Feeling secured
- Connection to that person
So sisters and brothers know the difference between infatuation and love. Don’t fall for someone because of their physical appearance.
Jealousy is poisonous to your soul,
If you cannot be happy for someone how then do you want someone to be happy for you?
Rejoice for someone’s success and never try to be equal with anyone.
My blessings may not be like yours, neither yours may not be like mine.
So let us be happy for each other.
People may reject you, talk about you, look down on you and even jeer you. But know this one thing, God loves you the way you are. You may not have all you need, neither be at the place you desire but love and appreciate yourself and don’t focus on what people say or do. You may fail, been divorced, hurt, broken or battered. Jesus is the only one who can make you whole again.
Cleanse your heart from all evil thoughts
And let it be cleaner and whiter than snow.
Thou it can be black as coal and even bitter than gall.
Just remember on Jesus name you can call.
From “God Graced Me” by Natasha Bailey
Sometimes we sit down thinking in our hearts evil thoughts and so often they deceive us. Let us keep our hearts clean and pure. Our hearts become so dark by even the things we believe in or see. So today purge your heart.