Posts Tagged ‘closer to God’

As we grow in intimacy with God we learn to be ready to hear from Him at any time. He will seldom lay out the schedule for us. We have to be ready and willing to make changes in order to be used by Him. The adjustments will almost always involve people. God is way less concerned with tasks, plans and programs than He is with people. His heart is always for us and we need to forever keep that in mind. We want to look at every encounter with the folks around us as an opportunity to help them get a little closer to God. Let’s keep our hearts and eyes open to those things that seem like interruptions so we don’t miss the chance to join God in touching someone.

Fasting is one of the things alluded to in yesterday’s post. It’s a powerful spiritual tool for the purpose of getting closer to God. The power in fasting is rooted in sacrifice, denying ourselves. However if we deny ourselves food but look to get honor from others because we are fasting, then we may as well order up a Big Mac because the how and why are all wrong.