"It is good for workers to have an appetite; an empty stomach drives them on." ~Proverbs 16:26 (NLT)
Self deprivation means little in a world where we surround ourselves with things like smart phones and laptops that connect us to social media. Or the never ending choices of fast food restaurants on nearly every corner to satisfy whatever craving we may have. Everything in our society points at comfort and making ourselves feel good. No wonder people have become so lazy. When something gets hard people quit. Look at the divorce rate and unemployment in America. The problem is, we have no reason to be hungry anymore. This is what Proverbs, a book of wisdom, says about hunger in the above Scripture: "It is good for workers to have an appetite; an empty stomach drives them on."
If nothing else, this fast is reminding me to press deeper into God. Every relationship takes work, but it is so easy to forget about working on our relationship with God, when we get lost in our comfortable lives. So I urge you during this fast, let the pain in your stomach drive your desires away from the complacency that our everyday lifestyle's promote, and let it drive us into a deeper relationship with our God who may be easier to find (with our heads out of social media) than you would think.
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