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Week 2: Using The Bible for Guidance
Today’s Easy Task: From sundown Friday to sundown Saturday prepare to fast from eating & spending
How to complete this task:
- Complete today’s task reading
- Pray today’s prayer
- Read today’s scriptures
- Try partial fast – excluding dairy, meat & alcohol for a day (Daniel 10:3)
- Try complete fast – drinking water or juice for a day
- Cut out spending for a whole day
- Gain strength by relying on the Holy Spirit and the Holy Bible (Luke 4:1-2)
Today’s Task Reading
Yesterday, you created a heath and wealth routine! That’s Awesome!
Today is now the time for resting! I know it may not be officially the Sabbath, but I want you to get into the resting mindset so you will be ready to rest on the Sabbath. Matthew 11:28-29 says “come to me, all you who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest”. One day out of the week (Friday sundown to Saturday sundown) we should fully rest just like God the creator or heavens and earth (Exodus 20:8-11). That means on the Sabbath day we should eat less and allow our bodies to rest from digestion. Also on the Sabbath, we should move around less and take a break from daily jobs and physical chores. So we can totally experience the Lord’s rest. I believe the Sabbath (Friday sundown to Saturday sundown) is God’s appointed time for us to rest in him (Exodus 33:14).
In the 23rd Psalms, there’s a verse that says, “He makes me to lie down in green pastures; He leads me beside the still water. He restores my soul” (Psalm 23:2-3). God truly wants us to rest. He doesn’t want us to be burdened and stressed. He doesn’t want us to worry about money and health. He doesn’t want us concerned about what to eat, drink, wear (Matthew 6:31-32). Instead, He wants us to keep our mind on Scriptures. The rest resets our mind and body.
Today’s Prayer: God, You are our shepherd. You give rest to the weary and the wounded. You supply all our needs. Thank you for giving us rest and being our provider. Help us to fellowship with You just as Adam fellowship with You on the first Sabbath. We need Your presence. Forgive us for not making time to fellowship with You. Let us forgive those who have neglect spending time with us. Help our fellowship to be with love. Help us to resist the temptation to work constantly without rest. Help us to rest especially in your presence so our body, mind, spirit can receive total restoration. In Jesus Name, Amen.
Today’s Scriptures: Daniel 10:3, Luke 4:1-2, Matthew 11:28-29, Exodus 20:8-11, Exodus 33:14, Psalm 23:2-3, Matthew 6:31-36
Daniel 10:3 New King James Version (NKJV)
3 I ate no [a]pleasant food, no meat or wine came into my mouth, nor did I anoint myself at all, till three whole weeks were fulfilled.
Daniel 10:3 desirable
Luke 4:1-2 New King James Version (NKJV)
Satan Tempts Jesus
4 Then Jesus, being filled with the Holy Spirit, returned from the Jordan and was led by the Spirit [a]into the wilderness, 2 being [b]tempted for forty days by the devil. And in those days He ate nothing, and afterward, when they had ended, He was hungry.
Luke 4:1 NU in
Luke 4:2 tested
Matthew 11:28-29 New King James Version (NKJV)
28 Come to Me, all you who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. 29 Take My yoke upon you and learn from Me, for I am [a]gentle and lowly in heart, and you will find rest for your souls.
Matthew 11:29 meek
Exodus 20:8-11 New King James Version (NKJV)
8 “Remember the Sabbath day, to keep it holy. 9 Six days you shall labor and do all your work, 10 but the seventh day is the Sabbath of the Lord your God. In it you shall do no work: you, nor your son, nor your daughter, nor your male servant, nor your female servant, nor your cattle, nor your stranger who is within your gates. 11 For in six days the Lord made the heavens and the earth, the sea, and all that is in them, and rested the seventh day. Therefore the Lord blessed the Sabbath day and hallowed it.
Exodus 33:14 New King James Version (NKJV)
14 And He said, “My Presence will go with you, and I will give you rest.”
Psalm 23:2-3 New King James Version (NKJV)
2 He makes me to lie down in [a]green pastures;
He leads me beside the [b]still waters.
3 He restores my soul;
He leads me in the paths of righteousness
For His name’s sake.
Psalm 23:2 Lit. pastures of tender grass
Psalm 23:2 Lit. waters of rest
Matthew 6:31-34 New King James Version (NKJV)
31 “Therefore do not worry, saying, ‘What shall we eat?’ or ‘What shall we drink?’ or ‘What shall we wear?’ 32 For after all these things the Gentiles seek. For your heavenly Father knows that you need all these things. 33 But seek first the kingdom of God and His righteousness, and all these things shall be added to you. 34 Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about its own things. Sufficient for the day is its own trouble.
Scripture taken from the New King James Version®. Copyright © 1982 by Thomas Nelson. Used by permission. All rights reserved.
Today’s Tasks: Get your notebook or Week 2 of Faith and Fit 90 Series 1: Using The Bible for Guidance Workbook on Amazon to do the following tasks.
We will write the type of fast we will participate in today and/or on the Sabbath (Friday Sundown to Saturday Sundown). Please write down the type of fast you will do today and/or the Sabbath. The fast that I will do today and/or the Sabbath is…
Now let us share how we will fast today and/or the Sabbath with each other in 4everVernice’s Health and Wealth Accountability Group
The other ways you can share your progress are…
If you have, blog, Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, private group, please share them with me. I would love to connect with you as well.
Live Healthier and Wealthier,
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