I was asked an interesting question tonight. What defeats me in my quest to be fruitful for the LORD?
I didn't have to dwell on this for long; the Lord had already spoken to me about this very subject in my reading yesterday.
In Matthew 8:3, "Jesus reached out his hand and touched the man. 'I am willing,' he said. Be clean! Immediately he was cured of his leprosy."
It's a promise. Jesus keeps His promises. He IS willing to do what we ask.
What's holding me back? What people will think? My pride? Doubt? My false sense of 'not enough time'? My self-sufficiency? Am I afraid of failure? Of success? My feelings of inadequacy? I suspect a bit of any and all of these excuses.
Jesus does not hesitate to demand complete loyalty -- nothing should be placed above a total commitment to living for Him.
As I continue this Daniel Fast, I pray the LORD will continue to reveal more of Himself to me.
He loves me so very much!