Day 5

Day Five:  Unclutter
There is a song many churches sing that has the following lines in it:
“Stirring up deep, deep wells.
Stirring up deep, deep water…”.

In John 7:38, Jesus said, “He that believeth on me, as the scripture hath said, out of his belly shall flow rivers of living water.”
How do we stir up these wells of living water inside our spirit?

Fasting is an essential way to do this.

When we abstain from food for a period of time, our spirit becomes uncluttered by worldly things—not necessarily sinful things—just worldly.

Things and issues that keep us from effectively hearing the leading of the Holy Spirit.
For example, have you ever watched a movie and you were excited, saddened, or scared afterward?  That is because the movie affected your emotions, which is part of your soul.

Fasting helps to quiet our souls so our spirits can take precedence in everyday life.  And when our spirit is having a more active role in daily life, we become much more sensitive to hearing the Holy Spirit’s leading and direction.

And once you experience interaction with the Holy Spirit, as well as closeness to the Father and Son, your perspective on fasting will change dramatically.
Rather than drudgery, fasting will become a way you honor God.
And, in turn, because you have uncluttered your spirit, and can now hear and follow the leading of the Holy Spirit better, blessings will flow like you’ve never experienced before.

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