OK. Yesterday was a tough day. My husband was my best encourager though. He kept telling me, over and over, to stick it out; the seventh day is like a test; you can do this. And I did. Although, eating plain shredded mini-wheats is NO substitution for a juicy steak, the crunch did allow some aggression to be dispersed. I woke up this morning without the strong craving for meat, but very tired. I recognised this as an attack of the enemy. He couldn't get me to break my fast yesterday, so he'll try to get me to stay home and sleep instead of attending church. NOT WORKING satan!
You can't curse what God has blessed!
I knew there would be something I needed to hear in today's sermon. 2Timothy 1:7 -- "For God did not give us a Spirit of timidity(fear) but a Spirit of power, of love and of self-discipline (sound mind)"
Being consumed by the fear, the doubt, the darkness is not healthy.
Galatians 5:22 -- Fixate your mind, your gaze on God- the fruit will come from your 'tree' (mind). (My translation) Want to see the fruit of the Spirit in yourself? The tree is identified by the fruit it produces. Fruit grows from a seed; the tree produces seeds.
Look at your fruit.
Surround yourself with godly people to recieve from. Be careful what you're meditating on; it will affect your fruit.
2Timothy 4:5 -- Keep a clear mind in every situation- don't be afraid to suffer for the LORD- work at telling others the Good News and fully carry out the ministry GOD has given you. (My translation)
My ministry. Using sculpture to show biblical truth. Using object lessons to get His point across to all ages. Using the artistic talent You have given me to point others to You.
My eyes are being opened LORD, I'm getting it.
Thank You for showing me.