As we embark on week two of our 21 day fast, and was wondering if you seen it yet? That thing that lurks in the shadows…at times you might feel like Sigourney Weaver In the 90’s smash hit, “Alien.” Running down dark hallways carrying an assault rifle (illegal to carry but let’s be honest, when you are hunting aliens you want more than just 7 rounds in your magazine) looking to kill the alien before it kills you, only to discover that the alien, that scary, slimy, nasty thing, aleady lives inside you! And fasting is bringing it out!
Have you noticed more of something in your life or in your home since you have been fasting? Yep, well that’s what’s in you….I know you wanted me to tell you how awesome you are and how you should be encouraged that you are fasting and you are gonna hear from God and the windows heaven are gonna burst open and cherubim are going to descend bringing you fresh fruit from the thrown of God. Instead you get dry mouth, headaches, body cramps, and a bad attitude. Fasting takes away the veneer that so many of us live behind. As that thin Veneer is shattered what’s left is the areas of our life that really do need work. This is actually part of the process and it is actually God speaking to you. He knows and wants you to know that these areas of your life are not pleasing to him. You could keep on faking it, but you decided to fast and get God’s attention so He is giving it to you. He is showing you that He is not impressed with your anger. He really doesn’t like the jealousy. The fighting in the home…..yep He’s not in it. What about the lying? He hates it. Pride? Arrogance? Sexual deviance? None of it is in His plan for you. So many of us live with all these nasty aliens lurking in us, and it’s not until we get serious and fast and pray that we even see it to address it.
So what is rearing it’s ugly head in your life this week? Name it. Be honest with yourself. Then attack it and tear it down.
2 Corinthians 10:3-6
3 For though we live in the world, we do not wage war as the world does. 4 The weapons we fight with are not the weapons of the world. On the contrary, they have divine power to demolish strongholds. 5 We demolish arguments and every pretension that sets itself up against the knowledge of God, and we take captive every thought to make it obedient to Christ. 6 And we will be ready to punish every act of disobedience, once your obedience is complete.
Pick up your spiritual weapons, and go pop-a-cap in the alien lurking inside you.