“You are on the seventeenth day of a fast. Don’t quit! If you give up now, you will be giving up 16 days of sacrifice. All those days of fasting would be wasted for just one bite. And you would be giving up your vow. Remember, you are fasting for a purpose. You began by writing out your prayer goal, then you signed your name. Let me ask you, is one bite of food worth it to give up the answer to prayer you are seeking from God?
You may feel desperate, as I did on that scorching highway, to find an option besides completing your goal. But when you look at all the options, the only one that makes sense is to finish. Intimacy with God and answers to prayer are far greater rewards than a full belly.”
Excerpt From: Elmer L. Towns. “Fasting with the Lord’s Prayer.”
Scripture Reading: 2 Timothy 4:1-8
Memory Verse: “ Therefore do not be ashamed of the testimony of our Lord, nor of me His prisoner, but share with me in the sufferings for the gospel according to the power of God” (2 Timothy 1:8, NKJV).