Fasting - The Beauty of Weakness
Fasting - The beauty of weakness
If you’re anything like me you see a title to a post like this and it doesn’t necessarily stick out to you as your greatest passion or something you’re even remotely interested in reading. But I encourage you that if talking about fasting or the beauty of weakness is something that kind of annoys you or doesn’t really move you – to ask the Lord to reveal the true beauty of weakness in your life.
As I’ve been on this global bridegroom fast (IHOP’s 3 day fast the first Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday of every month) I’ve become so weak before the Lord, that I literally come before him to pray and already feel like I’m failing because of how weak I am.
“My heart and my flesh may fail, but You O God are the strength of my heart.” I’ve been feeling my heart and flesh beginning to fail these past several days and it’s allowed me to feel and experience firsthand that the Lord truly is the strength of my heart! If he is the strength of my heart then that allows me to truly lean into Him and truly allow Him to strengthen me. Whether I’m fasting or not the Lord desires my position before him to be weak in myself, and strong in Him.
So I challenge you to fast! Begin by simply asking for the desire to fast. I promise you that the desire will come if you keep praying. I am a walking testimony of that! I used to have no desire to fast whatsoever but now I (many times) feel a longing in my heart to fast – a longing to press into the Lord and become empty in the natural, so that I can be filled to a greater depth with the Word and the spirit.
© 2011 Justin Rizzo