John 10:27 (NIV), “My sheep listen to my voice; I know them, and
they follow me.”
When you’re in relationship with someone you recognize their voice. Today
as you are more than halfway through the fast, focus on your relationships.
This means your relationship with Christ, with family, friends, co-workers,
etc. Be sure you are listening first to the voice of God but that all of the
other voices you are listening to are making you better, encouraging you and
lifting you up. Also, make sure you are doing the same for others and are being
a positive voice in their world.
God, I pray as I draw near to you that your voice would be distinct in
my life. I pray that you would strengthen those relationships that need to be strengthened
and that you would remove any relationship that would be unhealthy for me. I
pray that you will help me more like you in my relationships with my family and
those in my world. Help me to say what you would say, pray what you would pray
and do what you would do. In Jesus’ name…Amen.