Psalm 25:13-14 ESV
13 His soul shall abide in well-being, and his offspring shall inherit the land.14 The friendship of the Lord is for those who fear him, and he makes known to them his covenant.
Psalm 25:13-14 MSG
13They settle down in a promising place; Their kids inherit a prosperous farm. 14God-friendship is for God-worshipers;They are the ones he confides in.
A key part of doing a fast is giving considerable time to waiting on God. Psalm 25 in the Message teaches us, “God-friendship is for God-worshipers; They are the ones he confides in.” When you spend time in God’s presence, He will reveal things that you couldn’t know otherwise.
Revelation 3:7 ESV
7"And to the angel of the church in Philadelphia write: 'The words of the holy one, the true one, who has the key of David, who opens and no one will shut, who shuts and no one opens.
And isn’t that what we want as we are fasting? Fasting is not just about getting what we want from God – it’s about knowing what God wants to do in our lives – it’s about hearing from Him.
There are things that God wants to do in your life through this fast. For some, He will give you the confidence you need to take that next business venture or restore a relationship. For others, He will speak to your heart differently.
He may tell you not to take that step towards what you feel is a sure thing. He may ask you to wait a bit longer or tell you not to do it all together. Part of spiritual maturity is being able to discern what God is saying, and act on it, whether it’s what we were hoping for or not.
Psalm 73: 23-26 ESV
23 Nevertheless, I am continually with you; you hold my right hand. 24 You guide me with your counsel,and afterward you will receive me to glory. 25 Whom have I in heaven but you? And there is nothing on earth that I desire besides you. 26 My flesh and my heart may fail, but God is the strength of my heart and my portion forever.
As you are fasting today, ask God to speak to you about His will for this season of your life, and when He does, listen.