Fast As One – 5 Days of Grace: Day 3

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Fast As One – 5 Days of Grace: Day 2

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Fast As One – 5 Days of Grace: Day 1

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Healthy Fasting Recipes

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The following recipes for healthy
fasting are provided by Hettie May.

 

 

 

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Enthusion – October 29, 2015

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This journey we call life has been likened to a race. The Apostle Paul says we all should run so as to win and capture the champion’s trophy. He also says there are many who will run but only one can obtain the prize. Yet he speaks about each and every one of us being that one who wins; that one who becomes the victor and receives the reward. How can this be?
The reality is that we all have our particular lanes to run in and our own specific finish lines to cross. God has predetermined our mission in life, with individual goals and achievements marked along the course. Your life is meant to be filled with purpose; a specific purpose that only you can properly complete. Consequently, those that compare themselves against the accomplishments of others will be trying to run someone else’s race. The ones who just run along thinking they’re not good enough to be the winner miss the intended joy of being the very best in what God has called them. Thus, we are to press toward the goal for the prize of the upward call of God in Christ Jesus. The goal, prize and upward call are all part of our specific race designated by God and He has concluded that we are meant to triumph in it. We will win when we run our own race fervently.
So, I pray today that you will confidently remain in your own lane and win the race God has proclaimed for you.
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Enthusion – October 21, 2015

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When a seed is sown in rocky soil, it can’t take root. Furthermore, it withers quickly away because it can’t access water. Similarly, when a person is swept away in a moment filled with new life in a relationship with Christ, sometimes the message is confronted by underlying resistance or lack of understanding and doesn’t take root deep in their heart. When a moment of temptation greets them, many will give into their old ways. So what can we do to prevent ourselves and encourage others from going back to these ways?

There are those who are attracted to the provisions of Christianity but they are not willing to dig deep and build their roots. They don’t take any steps to grow themselves in Christ after accepting Him into their lives because sometimes this step hurts; and it always takes effort.

Imagine the vulnerable new seed with little or no roots. The enemy promotes distractions to keep the roots from emerging from the new, little seed. This is why only a small percentage of people end up growing in God. Being a Christian does not begin and end with getting saved. In order to develop enduring Christ-like principles, we must continue to desire and rely on Him. When we consistently come to God with sincerity, He will unfailingly come to us. Christ’s life is infused into us when we ruminate upon His word. Tumultuous storms and evil tactics will inevitably come, but they are no threat to one with solid roots. Go for the depth in God to fulfill the great purpose that came with the seed His word has planted in your life.footer

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There’s more to a tree than what we see. Under the tree is a root system which nourishes and provides its strength. It also gives it the ability to bear fruit during times of chaos while an ungrounded tree would wither away or be blown over. Like a tree, building our relationship with Christ will help us grow sturdy roots, firmly anchored in the principle foundations of God’s Word, so we will prosper, even during the most challenging times.

In the end times, there will be people who are increasingly wicked. Highly influential people will lead us down paths that we should not go, knowing it’s wrong but taking pleasure in doing it anyway. The Godless will promote things which sound good in the moment but bring about disastrous results. Wickedness cannot give us a lasting hold for our roots. When we are not rooted and grounded in God we become like a tumbleweed. We begin blowing from one doctrine or belief to another, never being fully stable or satisfied.

The true Christian should have a strong root system that is firmly anchored in Christ allowing them to be proactive and not reactive. The Bible says that everything that can be shaken, will be shaken, so only what cannot be shaken will remain. It is God’s plan for us to bear fruit even in the most barren times. He has called us to produce something great so we must stay rooted in Him and in what he asks of us. When we have His principals, we can have a prepared action when chaos enters our lives. When we are rooted in Christ, we will hold steadfast and produce abundantly.

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