In My Weakness, Your Strength Prevails….
At this point, on Day 18, we are weak. We are a bit shriveled and gaunt. And bursts of energy don’t last very long. This is the point where you have to be careful not to stand up too fast, where climbing stairs or even vacuuming–menial tasks–seem like a workout, and this is the place where the prayer and reliance on God are virtually continuous, constantly crying out for a fresh filling.
In all this, every moment, every time you smell food that isn’t there…we must be utterly dependent on the Living Water and the Bread of Life.
He is our sustaining.
He is a ever-flowing fountain.
He is all in all and is capable of doing ALL.
For nothing is impossible to God. Even being led to pray dangerous prayers of angelic defense and deep cleansing. Even answering a call to continue fasting in one-day rotations as long as God leads. Even adding a regular evening prayer service as a sacrifice of praise to our God–again, for as long as He chooses. On top of these new disciplines for after the 21-Day fast, God had us pray through the night last night in shifts–I had 4:00–8:00am….
That was amazing.
That was painstaking.
That was a lesson in sheer self-denial.
Talk about “when I am weak, YOU are strong!”
The upside: the voice of the Lord, the presence of the Lord, pure worship, revelation from Scripture, unity, heartfelt prayer, honesty, vision, brokenness, regular Baptisms of the Holy Ghost…and so much more. And didn’t I mention in my last entry that most of these things were the weapons of our warfare?
Well, we got ’em. And, from the depths of me, I swear we’re winning. And it’s all because of the great things He has done for us.
I just can’t explain in words the adventure we are having with our God.
So, we are weak. So, we are strong. And because this strength comes from heaven, beyond time and human framework….
All hell…can’t stop us now!