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  • Writer's pictureJoni

Day 13: The Slow Fast

Sometimes we have to


in order to be


to be

STILL enough to draw closer to the

ONE who desires to draw closer to you.



Deny Oneself



Remove the distractions

Remove the clutter

Remove the ________!

Our Church is starting a

21 day FAST today.

Some are following the

Daniel FAST and only eating whole foods and drinking water.

Some are FASTING from Social Media.

FASTING from _________ in order to be draw closer to GOD.

As I prayed about this

I am

FASTING from me, myself & I~

as I get in the way of my relationship with


Think about it.

What if ever time you had a condemning thought about yourself

you FASTED from it

and instead ate~

"There is therefore now no condemnation to them which are in CHRIST JESUS,

who walk not after the flesh, but after the Spirit" (Romans 8:1).

What if every time you are so consumed on what you want when you want it

and not getting it~

you FASTED from your wants

and instead ate~

"Be joyful in hope, patient in affliction, faithful in prayer" (Romans 12:12).

What if every time you felt sorry for yourself and believed that no one cared about you

you FASTED from the loneliness

and instead ate~

"The LORD is near to all who call on HIM, to all who call on HIM in truth" (Psalm 145:18)

Just what if

I FASTED from myself


DENIED myself~

“Anyone who intends to come with ME has to let me lead.

You’re not in the driver’s seat; I am.

Don’t run from suffering; embrace it.

Follow ME and I’ll show you how.

Self-help is no help at all.

Self-sacrifice is the way,

MY way, to finding yourself, your true self.

What kind of deal is it to get everything you want but lose yourself?

What could you ever trade your soul for?" (Matthew 16:24).

So I will be FASTING from my three persons of

me, myself and I

and SLOWING down to draw closer to


“But the Helper, the HOLY SPIRIT, whom the FATHER will send in MY [JESUS’] name,

HE will teach you all things, and bring to your remembrance all that I said to you” (John 14:26)

Because I have to stop trying and striving to do life myself.

So today I begin

FASTING from self

and look forward to

gaining so much more

from the ONE who has so much more to give.


What are your thoughts & prayers?

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