Last week on Tuesday my Pastor said to me prophetically TWICE, to fast three days. Well I didn’t want to fast and I did a half-hearted partial fast and boy did I regret it. It’s probably part of why I am so down in the dumps now. I DIDN’T LISTEN TO GOD!! Well in just a little while, I saw why God told me to fast and I had a rough weekend. And if it’s one thing I despise, it’s MISSING GOD!
But God showed me through this, that I must get into obedience and in this case my obedience is fasting. This small incident was a warning that if I don’t get it together, I’m going to miss what He has for me (and I’m not talking about a husband).
Sometimes there is too much at stake. You cannot afford to rebel now. It’s too dangerous.
1 Samuel 15:22-25
The Message (MSG)
22-23 Then Samuel said,
Do you think all God wants are sacrifices—
empty rituals just for show?
He wants you to listen to him!
Plain listening is the thing,
not staging a lavish religious production.
Not doing what God tells you
is far worse than fooling around in the occult.
Getting self-important around God
is far worse than making deals with your dead ancestors.
Because you said No to God’s command,
he says No to your kingship.
24-25 Saul gave in and confessed, “I’ve sinned. I’ve trampled roughshod over God’s Word and your instructions. I cared more about pleasing the people. I let them tell me what to do. Oh, absolve me of my sin! Take my hand and lead me to the altar so I can worship God!”