Daniel Fast Devotional // Day 10 // January 14, 2015
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Daniel Fast Devotional - Day 10               January 14, 2015

by Chuck Tate // RC Lead Pastor

You’re going to find that there will be times when people will have no stomach for solid teaching, but will fill up on spiritual junk food—catchy opinions that tickle their fancy. They’ll turn their backs on truth and chase mirages. But you—keep your eye on what you’re doing; accept the hard times along with the good; keep the Message alive; do a thorough job as God’s servant. -2 Timothy 4:3-5 (MSG)

Several months ago my little boy came flying into our dining room flailing his arms, wagging his tongue, and mumbling something I couldn’t make out but I knew it wasn’t good. He collapsed to the ground and continued rambling inaudibly while on the verge of what was sure to be a complete meltdown.

I picked him up and yelled somewhat apprehensively, “What happened?!”

His response: “I just ate poop!”
Me: “What?!”
Him: “I just ate poop.”
Me: “What?!”
The conversation continued like this as I hoped I was hearing wrong or perhaps that he would change his story.


It turns out he didn’t really eat it, but he did put it in his mouth and spit it out faster than the Cubs can give up a lead in the ninth inning! So, how did this happen? What looked like a stray Cocoa Puff on the floor was actually a little round ball of dried fecal matter that had fallen off one of our cats. Yep, a dangling dingleberry took on the form of chocolate and became a story I will oneday use to blackmail him with.

It looked good. It didn’t taste good.

My son learned three things that day:

  1. Just because something looks good doesn’t mean it is good.
  2. Don’t eat anything off the floor…ever.
  3. Cats are of the devil.

I’m kidding about #3 but we can all learn from lesson number one: Just because something looks good doesn’t mean it is good. The very first sin in history was the result of Adam and Eve desiring something that looked good. It wasn’t good, though. It separated them from God, brought death, and ultimately affected mankind.

Just because something looks good doesn’t mean it is good.
Just because something sounds true doesn’t mean it is true.
Just because everyone else is doing it doesn’t mean you should do it.

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As our 10-Day Daniel Fast comes to a close it is my prayer that you have not only gotten closer to Jesus but that you have become better equipped to discern what is good and what is not. And I am convinced that fruit and veggies are bad. Kidding. 

In all seriousness, I do believe RockChurch is STRONGER than we were ten days ago and I am expecting 2015 to be the BEST year in the history of our church!

  • More first-time commitments to Christ
  • More recommitments to Christ
  • More water baptisms
  • More life-change

#DanielFast15  #WeOwn15 #ExpectYourBreakthrough


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