There’san old saying that goes, “too much water kills the plants”. What it means is that, you need to water the plants, but too much will do more harm than good. The same applies for us. The Word of God says,
“Everything is permissible,”but not everything is helpful. “Everything is permissible,” but not everything builds up. 1 Corinthians 10:23 (HCSB)
Right now we are in the midst of the Fast of Daniel. Which is a time to separate from the entertainment and distractions that this world has to offer. But there are many people that say… “I can’t do it”, “I can’t make it to the end”, “It’s too hard”… and so forth. But why is it too hard to separate from the world? Why is it so difficult to stay away? Because you are too used to filling yourself up with those things. Which is exactly why you need to let them go for a while.
You are not forbidden to watch TV, listen to your music, visit your social media, etc. But though everything is permissible, not everything builds you up. Not everything helps. And just like a doctor, lawyer, business owner, or anyone that is successful, they will all tell you that there was a price to pay. There were times that they had to give up fun and excitement in order to receive what they dreamed of.
God is looking for those who are willing to give up the world for Him. Those willing to separate themselves from all entertainment to seek the most important treasure… the Holy Spirit. If you are ready to do that, then join the Fast of Daniel today. It’s not too late to reap the benefits of the fast. But each day out of it is another day wasted.
May the God of the Bible Bless You
Bishop Bira Fonseca