My mission statement is: Training believers to break bonds and live free. My posts are a representation of that mission, and hopefully, it’s working for some. I continue to comb through the scriptures, looking for lessons to bring to whoever God places within my path. Today, as I was lingering in Isaiah, I came across a scripture that adds depth to that mission. An essential part of breaking bonds is fasting. I know that I mentioned fasting a couple of days ago as a way to hear the LORD more clearly, but it never crossed my mind to instruct you to fast to help you break free from the enemy’s stronghold. I find this revelation quite interesting being I prayed on Thursday for him to open my mind to something new, and here it is Saturday, and he gave me an answer. I live a life of fasting by giving up the American tradition of eating three meals a day; our bodies don’t need to eat that often, so that’s probably why Americans are so fat. Fasting may be why I’m able to hear the LORD more clearly in the morning; my mind has fasted. The clearer his voice is, the easier it is to release the ties that bind. If for health reasons, you’re not able to skip meals, meet with the LORD first thing in the morning, before your meal; you’ll hear his voice more efficiently, and he will begin helping you break free from the strongholds that are keeping you from living your best life.
“Is not this the fast that I choose: to loose the bonds of wickedness, to undo the straps of the yoke, to let the oppressed go free, and to break every yoke? Isaiah 58:6