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Losing Control (seventh in a series)

So, was it will power God was looking for in Jesus? Determination to get the job done? I don’t think so. Jesus did not fast in order to see how long he could go without food. Instead he was seeking to empty himself of anything that distracted him from God’s voice and direction. The giving up of food was just a tool in the process of letting go of his own, and anyone else’s, expectations of him. Fasting didn’t prepare him for the ultimate sacrifice God would require of him. Fasting allowed him to be still and attentive so that God could prepare him. Continue reading

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