HH, Sir Godfrey Gregg D.Div
The average adult makes 20,000 decisions a day, which means you will make 420,000 during this fast! From the moment your alarm sounds, your decision-making process begins. With so many decisions to make, it can be hard to know where to spend your time, but the Apostle Paul points us toward one daily decision that will change the trajectory of every other decision we make.
Paul writes to the Thessalonian Christians, “Rejoice evermore. 17 Pray without ceasing. 18 In everything give thanks: for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus concerning you.” (1 Thessalonians 5:16–18).
He calls them (and us) to pray continually because talking to God realigns our thinking and our priorities in a way that directly impacts every decision we make. One of the wonderful things about a season of fasting is that it helps us to put Paul’s words into practice because our empty stomachs remind us to!
In the 20,000 decisions you’ll make today and 420,000 you’ll make during this fast, make it a priority to invite God’s direction into every part of your day. Be encouraged that in these 21 days, you are going to experience God’s leading in every area of your life as you draw close to Him!
1 Thessalonians 5:16-18
Rejoice always, pray without ceasing, give thanks in all circumstances; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you.
The steps of a man are established by the Lord, when he delights in his way;
In all your ways acknowledge him, and he will make straight your paths.
The heart of man plans his way, but the Lord establishes his steps.