Is it all for some big huge payoff?
Often I have fasted and prayed for some huge payoff way down the line. I needed a big answer to a big question; therefore, I prayed a lot and fasted to hear from God, or get some sort of spiritual explosion. For days, I would suffer through the swamp of sacrifice knowing that it would all pay off in the end.
Now, things are different. I am starting to live according to Jesus teaching on the sermon on the mount. Jesus said in Matthew
6: 25Therefore I say unto you, Take no thought for your life, what ye shall eat, or what ye shall drink; nor yet for your body, what ye shall put on. Is not the life more than meat, and the body than raiment?…33But seek ye first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you. 34Take therefore no thought for the morrow: for the morrow shall take thought for the things of itself. Sufficient unto the day is the evil thereof.
There is no question that sometimes we are blessed with major blessings that only God can deliver. However, I have found it to be so much more fulfilling to live for each day’s incremental blessing. I would much rather live each day in peace, than suffer for 6 only to be blasted with power on day 7 (at the altar on Sunday).
There is a lot to be said for our DAILY walk! That is why we are focusing for 30 days on walking daily. Consistent habits can be linked to together and produce wonderful results on a daily basis. These habits put us in a place to hear, see, respond, and live in the moment of Jesus. We must be adaptable and pliable. We can not move with God if we are stuck in our 2009 rut. Bust out of the rut in the next few days and offer your best sacrifice for God!