Day 2

Day Two:  Fasting for More of Him
“But first and most importantly seek (aim at, strive after) His kingdom and His righteousness [His way of doing and being right—the attitude and character of God], and all these things will be given to you also.”  Matthew 6:33 AMP
When we commit to fasting at the beginning of each year, we demonstrate to God that we are choosing Him above everything else as priority.  In the first weeks of the year, we place the fast God prefers above what our flesh prefers.
How do you feel when your spouse, your children, or your family give you priority in their lives?  Perhaps it makes you feel more connected to them, perhaps more loved.  It definitely makes an impression on you.
By prioritizing God at the first of year, we are actually deepening our connection with Him.
 When we seek first His kingdom and His way of living, we are going after His heart.
Fasting is never about rule-keeping.  God doesn’t care about that.
God cares about the relationship.  Fasting is a key of pursuing a deeper relationship with God.
Jesus explained in Matthew 6:33 that when we put God first, God promises to take care of everything else we need.
Many people fast for breakthroughs, and there is nothing wrong with this action.  These needs can certainly be brought before God in prayer during a fast.
The point Christians often miss is that breakthrough comes from an increase of God’s Presence in our lives.  When we seek God and His kingdom above all else, we get Him and He solves everything else.

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