Day 22

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Becoming God Conscious

Philippians 2:5-8 New International Version (NIV) 5 In your relationships with one another, have the same mindset as Christ Jesus: 6 Who, being in very nature[a] God, did not consider equality with God something to be used to his own advantage; 7 rather, he made himself nothing by taking the very nature[b] of a servant, being made in human likeness.  8 And being found in appearance as a man, he humbled himself by becoming obedient to death—even death on a cross!

If there is anyone that we strive to be, it is like Christ! There is no better way than to grow in becoming like Him than when we fast. As we separate, things begin to take place within us that would not take place any other way. One shift that occurs is that we become God-conscious. We take on the mind of Christ, becoming more aware of ourselves and of who He is in the details of our lives. But it does not stop there for when we fast that shift opens our eyes to the opportunities of change that we can accept to bring forth change in our lives. In our aim to become more like Him, fasting helps to do several things. F

irst, it helps to break down the wall of resistance. Perhaps there has been a resistance in your heart towards what God has been privately challenging you. It’s here in fasting that those walls come down, and we shift from refusing to accepting. Secondly, it helps us to take on the mind of Christ. We are more aware of our speech, our thoughts, and our actions. We shift from reacting to responding. No longer is our flesh leading, but it has taken the backseat. We are allowing the spirit to guide us. Lastly, fasting welcomes God into the details of our lives. We start to recognize God’s hand at work in our lives, shifting from looking at problems to praising Him for all that He is doing. Therefore, I encourage you to make the most of this fast as we strive to be more like Him, may we be God-conscious in all things!

Lorraine Lopez

Prayer Target:
God’s favor with City & Government officials for Victory Outreach Churches

Ministry Challenge:
Take a family groceries.

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