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Supplemental reflections during fasting

SUN Jan. 9: The Power of God is working in my life

His divine power has given us everything needed for life and godliness, through the knowledge of him who called us by his own glory and goodness. (2 Peter 1:3)

MON Jan 11: God is mindful of us and will bless those who fear Him —

The Lord has been mindful of us; he will bless us;

 he will bless the house of Israel;
    he will bless the house of Aaron;
13 he will bless those who fear the Lord,
    both small and great.

14 May the Lord give you increase,
    both you and your children.
15 May you be blessed by the Lord,
    who made heaven and earth. (Ps. 115:12-16)

TUE Jan 11: I will believe God for greater strength —

Have you not known? Have you not heard?
The Lord is the everlasting God,
    the Creator of the ends of the earth.
He does not faint or grow weary;
    his understanding is unsearchable.
29 He gives power to the faint,
    and strengthens the powerless.
30 Even youths will faint and be weary,
    and the young will fall exhausted;
31 but those who wait for the Lord shall renew their strength,
    they shall mount up with wings like eagles,
they shall run and not be weary,
    they shall walk and not faint. (Isaiah 40:28-31)

 WED Jan. 12: God is meeting all my needs — The young lions suffer want and hunger, but those who seek the Lord lack no good thing. (Psalm 34:10)

THU Jan. 13: I will walk in the love of God…I desire him above all others and all things Do not love the world or the things in the world. The love of the Father is not in those who love the world; for all that is in the world—the desire of the flesh, the desire of the eyes, the pride in riches—comes not from the Father but from the world. And the world and its desire are passing away, but those who do the will of God live forever. (1 John 2:15-17)

FRI Jan 14: We will KNOW the love of God Know therefore that the Lord your God is God, the faithful God who maintains covenant loyalty with those who love him and keep his commandments, to a thousand generations (Deut. 7:9)

SAT Jan 15: We will be filled and led by the Spirit So then, brothers and sisters, we are debtors, not to the flesh, to live according to the flesh— for if you live according to the flesh, you will die; but if by the Spirit you put to death the deeds of the body, you will live. For all who are led by the Spirit of God are children of God. (Romans 8:12-14)

SUN Jan 16: We will delight in honoring Him and pleasing Him So, whether you eat or drink, or whatever you do, do everything for the glory of God. (1 Col 10:31)

MON Jan 17: We will be sacrificially devoted to one another “This is my commandment, that you love one another as I have loved you. No one has greater love than this, to lay down one’s life for one’s friends. (John 15:12-13)

TUE Jan 18: We will be perfectly united Now I appeal to you, brothers and sisters, by the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, that all of you be in agreement and that there be no divisions among you, but that you be united in the same mind and the same purpose. (1 Cor. 1:10)

WED Jan 19: We will love our community and help them know God “You are the light of the world. A city built on a hill cannot be hid. No one after lighting a lamp puts it under the bushel basket, but on the lampstand, and it gives light to all in the house. In the same way, let your light shine before others, so that they may see your good works and give glory to your Father in heaven. (Matthew 5:14-16)

 — Adapted from “The Power of Prayer and Fasting: 21 Days That Can Change Your Life” by Marilyn Hickey