Words Fitly Spoken Transform

Words not fitly spoken to me have been sitting in my belly for many years and I cannot erase them from my memory.

When I heard her say them, I was already feeling shaken, discouraged and dismayed by a Dr.’s report.

 When she said the words aloud to me, my heart plummeted to my feet and I felt the heaviness of despair settle over me.

 She spoke of God healing…through my fasting…said ‘it depends how bad you want it.’

 How could my fasting help when my faith had seemed so strong and ready to receive…only to not?

 Her words, not spoken unkindly or harshly were not fitly spoken words…

…but these same words have been the catalyst igniting a fire in my belly.  I chose to be unoffended by them and the fire they ignited is burning away the dross in my heart and leaving me with the Truth, the gold of God’s Word!

He overlays our hearts with gold when the lie is discovered and discarded.

Fasting does not break off the old habits of our old nature and fasting does not heal our bodies.  Fasting is an invitation to intimacy with the King.

A King who is Sovereign, Just and Kind, a King who holds time, controls time and all my times are in His hands.

How could my fasting heal me?  How much effort would be required in the fast?  Would it be good enough? Would I fast long enough?  All questions I never found the answer to as a sense of inadequacy trumped and fear of my own failure settled in.

Today…today, my glimpse of Truth is greater…today I clearly see the Blood of Jesus poured out for my forgiveness, my emotional and physical healing.  The power of the Blood of Jesus has healed already; it triumphs over my inability to fast. Its power is far greater than my puny strength.

The times I fast are those sweet times of communion with Him.  The King who is all glorious and loves me with a wild unashamed love. The power of His love transforms my broken places.  The Blood and Love of Jesus are a potent, powerhouse mix and the time of fasting is providing an encounter with my King.

The question ‘how bad did I want the healing’, now has become ‘ how hungry, how desperate am I for God’s presence, how much do I long to sense that tangible, heavy weight of His glory round about me?’

I may not be a recipient of the manifestation of healing for my ears…but I have received ‘ears of the heart’ that hear clearly.

Truth transforms our hearts.  Truth reveals the lie and teaches us how to live fasted lives before the King all the days of our lives.  When we live fasted lives with hearts knit to His He promises in Isaiah 58:8 ‘Our healing shall rise speedily.’’

  When we are in His beautiful and awesome Presence, time, as we know it slips away, fades away in the light of His glory and amazing grace.

Will you ask the King to uproot any lies you are believing; ask Him to transform you as you align your hearts to His truth?

 Walking with you and the King in the Light of His presence,

 

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    • Jeannie says

      Thanks Anita, learning to press in to the King has brought great joy to my life as He changes me and fashions me into His image. Glad He never tires in His work!

  1. Mel Thompson says

    Since several churches make it a point to direct the Body to the importance of FASTING, I thought I would include in my comments an exert from Jentezen Franklin’s book: Access the Power of Biblical Fasting & Transform your life!
    “Fasting will bring you into destiny. Fasting will bring you into alignment with God’s plan for your life. [my addition..’through intimate relationship’]. Just as Joshua called the children of promise to sanctify themselves–I believe that, likewise, your “tomorrow” is just around the corner. God is going to do wonders in your life, leading you places you have never been before.” What a great and concise thoughts of the topic of FASTING. So many people have received the wrong ideas regarding the “why s” and “when s” !

  2. Karen says

    In the Old Testament, God spoke to Moses in a burning bush, to Gideon through a fleece, to Balaam through a donkey. He never used those avenues again. If you look at the way Jesus dealt with blind people in the New Testament, you’ll discover that he never used the same approach twice. There are no formulas with God. There are definitely unchangeable truths, but we cant ‘fill in the blanks’ to get a predetermined answer. If we could, we would neglect Him to just get what we want. We always have to remember that HE must be our pursuit and focus and not anything He gives. Thanks for this honest post!

    • Jeannie says

      Thanks for a great response Karen! How true it is that our focus on the King must be of first importance. Focusing on the King ignites Love in our hearts so all we do flows from that river of love.

  3. Bisi says

    Great statement “Truth transforms our hearts. Truth reveals the lie and teaches us how to live fasted lives before the King all the days of our lives. When we live fasted lives with hearts knit to His He promises in Isaiah 58:8 ‘Our healing shall rise speedily.’’ Thanks for posting.

    • Jeannie says

      Bisi, those words, ‘when we live fasted lives with hearts knit to His He promises in Is.58:8 ‘Our healing shall rise speedily’, excite my faith and I want to press in even more knowing He is our Faithful Father. Thanks for sharing your comments.

  4. Kathleen says

    I love this truth: “Fasting does not break off the old habits of our old nature and fasting does not heal our bodies. Fasting is an invitation to intimacy with the King.” Thank you!




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