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Fast Day 13: The Word

Written by Danielle Hage

READ
Isaiah 40:6-8 (NKJV)
The voice said, “Cry out!” And he said, “What shall I cry?” “All the flesh is grass, and all its loveliness is like the flower of the field. The grass withers, the flower fades, because the breath of the Lord blows upon it; surely the people are grass. The grass withers, the flower fades, but the word of our God stands forever.”

Only God and His Word are promised to last forever, for the duration of our lifetime and beyond our lifetime. As you have most likely experienced, your job, finances, family and health are not unshakeable. The Bible compares your life to a vapor that appears for a little time and then vanishes away (James 4:14). The Word of God is forever enduring, whereas you do not know what will happen tomorrow. Do not base your peace and joy on things that could vanish tomorrow, but base everything in life on the Word of God.

Further Reading:
James 4:4 (NKJV)
Whereas you do not know what will happen tomorrow. For what is your life? It is even a vapor that appears for a little time and then vanishes away.

REFLECT
Do you read your Bible daily? The stories and promises in the Bible are timeless, meaning their application to your life is relevant, just as the words were applicable generations ago, and as they will be for generations to come. Reading the Bible daily, studying the Word, meditating and memorizing scriptures are all ways to learn and understand what He has promised you. Tools such as reading plans and daily devotionals may help guide you into getting into the Bible daily and understanding what is written.

RESPOND
How do you best learn and what environment do you need to read and learn the Word of God? Have you started a reading plan? Which one? Respond in the comments below.

We recommend you keep a journal of your personal responses to questions posed in each of the daily devotionals so you can meditate not only during the first 21 days during your prayer time, but you can reflect throughout the entire year to be able to see how God has really moved on your behalf in 2016 and you have record of your testimony.

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