What is a detox? I’m sure you have heard this word before, have either tried it or know someone who has. A detox is a process or period of time in which one abstains from or rids the body of toxic or unhealthy substances.
There are so many machines, products and supplements to detox our bodies. From time to time, it is good and necessary to do a detox. As the years go by, the different foods and drinks we consume can cause build up inside of us, and if we are not careful to keep it clean, there will be serious health problems.
If we detox our earthly bodies, and see the great benefits it brings to our physical health, why not do a spiritual detox? If you could take a spiritual X-Ray of your soul, what would you see? One of the most common things we see in the people who come to the Church is a lack of spiritual cleanliness.
Over time, if we are not watchful, our hearts can be filled with grudges, resentment, anger and hatred. The title or position one may have in the Church does not spare them from this spiritual uncleanness. This is what happens when one knows the Word, but no longer practices it – they turn into hypocrites.
“Woe to you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! For you cleanse the outside of the cup and dish, but inside they are full of extortion and self-indulgence. Blind Pharisee, first cleanse the inside of the cup and dish, that the outside of them may be clean also.” (Matthew 23:25,26)
What could be something that you need to detox from? The answer is whatever is taking up too much of your time – time that you could be spending on your relationship with God. With those distractions away, you can focus on cleaning yourself on the inside.
Remove all uncleanness from your heart while you have an opportunity. Just as a body detox prevents the body from contracting deadly diseases, a spiritual detox prevents the disease of the soul. This is the disease that leads to eternal condemnation.
The 21-Day Fast of Daniel is the opportunity God is giving you to cleanse your soul. It is a 3 week program to detox your spirit from all uncleanness that entered over time. Starting August 2nd to August 23rd, join in on this spiritual detox. Your soul will be glad you did it!
May the God of the Bible bless you
Bishop Joshua Fonseca