The Fast-for-Your-Marriage challenge concluded Saturday evening and I want to congratulate everyone who participated! While some of you have already celebrated a break-through or two, others have experienced increased pain. If you are experiencing unexpected, negative circumstances, don’t lose heart thinking God’s abandoned you or your efforts were in vain. Nothing could be further from the truth. Your desire to lean on and learn from God during this time WILL produce fruit.
Please read my last blog if you haven’t already–I believe it will encourage you. It’s important to note that before God performed the miracle in my husband’s life, I asked him to leave because the emotional abuse intensified. This took place AFTER the 6 month fast. Later, after the miracle, I asked God why the fast didn’t prevent the need to ask my husband to leave. He spoke to my heart that the fast plowed up the hard ground in my husband’s life so that after I’d asked him to leave, when a godly man spoke truth to Him, the seed went in and immediately started bearing fruit.
Circumstances didn’t turn around immediately, but rather over a period of months. Don’t give up believing and obeying the words, pictures, or feelings God impressed on you during the fast. HANG ON TO THEM INSTEAD!
Trust in what God has revealed to you rather than on what you see with your eyes. God isn’t finished yet!
Remember Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego from the Bible (Daniel 3)? They fasted and THEN were thrown into a fiery furnace, but God delivered them. They trusted God to deliver them and He did! Not a hair was singed and they didn’t even smell like smoke when they came out.
I’m not sure what God will do in your life and marriage as a result of your fast, but I am sure that He will do great things on your behalf because you are trusting in Him to do so. Hang in there. Watch and wait.
For when your faith is tested, your endurance has a chance to grow. so let it grow, for when your endurance is fully developed, you will be strong in character and ready for anything. If you need wisdom–if you want to know what God wants you to do–ask Him, and he will gladly tell you. James 1:3-5
What’s next, ask Him. He’ll gladly tell you.
I don’t want a single one of you to be caught unaware or feel isolated when hard times come after this fast. That’s what Beautiful Womanhood is here for. We want to supply you with the wisdom and encouragement that community offers. Write your questions onFacebook. Contact us on the website. WE ARE HERE FOR YOU!!!
A new day has dawned. You’ve put aside everything else in favor of seeking God through the fast. Expect a breakthrough as sure as the dawn!