At once the Spirit sent him out into the wilderness, and he was in the wilderness forty days, being tempted by Satan. He was with the wild animals, and angels attended him. –Mark 1:13-14
I’ve been fasting and praying now for six days. I’ve kind of moved past all the physical pain and temptation that accompanied the beginning of the fast–hunger pains, muscle aches, headaches, etc. I do long for food like I normally eat. Even burnt food smells good to me!
If you’re on this fast, you likely also have moved to a place where you feel comfortable in the fast.
A number of those who have begun the fast have fallen out of it, with heavy feelings of self-disappointment. I hope you’ll give a try again! Fasting is something to return to. Get up and keep walking with us in this journey, if you’re physically able.
Today, no matter where you’re at in the wilderness, having followed Jesus into the wilderness, be certain that now is a time that Satan will test you, just as he tested our Lord.
You might feel you want to give up. Maybe you sense that God is not listening or is indifferent or doesn’t care. Call on him again anyway!
Now is a time for testing, but after the test, God pours fresh power, just as he did for Jesus.
Keep on listening, praying, reading, meditating on God. God would do great things in you!