The Peace I receive when Fasting
by Shasati Simmons
I have Fasted on several occasions for many different things. The one Fast that stands out the most for me that was truely life changing took place nearly six months ago. In the past year and a half I have seeked a stronger more intiment relationship with Jesus my Alpha and Omega. I have been blessed with a very great and annointed Pastor and church family here in my home town. In December 2008 I begin to realize that God has truley been blessing me even during the times when I didn't acknowledge Him the way that I was suppose to. I began to seek whole heartly the Favor of my Lord,and by doing so I knew that there were many things that I need to start changing if I loved Him like I said I did. My main focus of change at the time was to start living according to the laws of the Lord,which meant that the way that I was living was not pleasing to God my Heavenly Father. I have 3 beautiful,blessed and annointed boys of whom I had before marriage. I had been with my children's father for nearly 11yrs at the time but we were not married. I began to ask God to make me into the Christian, God fearing wife that I needed to be. And if it were His will for me to marry my children's father then that to is what I wanted, and if it was not in His will then even though I loved this man then I would truely be obedient unto my Lord and seperate. I began to Fast 2days out of every week beginnig as soon as I woke up and not ended until God agreed. In my Fast I prayed whole heartly yeilding my flesh unto the Holy Spirit. There were many times when I wanted to ask my long time boyfriend when and if he ever planned on marrying me, and during those times God would speak so very clearly to me that He does not work on my time, but on His and that He is a mistake free God. On Janurary 26,2009 my longtime boyfriend of nearly 11yrs supriseingly asked me to marry him. If no other time in the past had I realized the awsomeness of my God I did that day. Not only did my God prove to me that my praying and fasting were heard, and that He truely works on his time which is always on time!!! I or should I say We are stepping into our New and Blessed Season this comming Saturday, July 11, 2009.
Thank you for allowing me to share my testimony of God's Favor when Fasting and Praying take place. May our Awsome Ruler continue to guide any and everyone who may read this, as He continues to bless and annoint me and my family....
Love, Shasati Simmons