Giving Up vs Gaining

Daniel FastThis morning as I emptied the dishwasher, my mind started dwelling on tomorrow. The first thought that came to mind was, tomorrow I say no…I say no to coffee, cookies, pasta, chips, and all the other yummy things that my taste buds go crazy over. Before I could finish that thought, God stopped me. He said“instead of thinking you are saying no to everything, think about what you are saying yes to! Yes to spending more time with Me, yes to peace, patience, and understanding, yes to spiritual growth, yes to prayers being answered and yes to healing and health!”

If you have started the Daniel fast or starting it soon, instead of thinking what you are giving up, ponder on what you are gaining!

“And when you fast, do not look gloomy like the hypocrites, for they disfigure their faces that their fasting may be seen by others. Truly, I say to you, they have received their reward. But when you fast, anoint your head and wash your face, that your fasting may not be seen by others but by your Father who is in secret. And your Father who sees in secret will reward you.” Matt. 6:16-18
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