Yea I Give it Up

Double decker, warm, extra sweet chocolatey cake…

Triple-blended mocha frap with whipped cream on top…

Red, red wine…

Cheesy, seductive, reality shows…

Sexy slow jams at night

Being nosy on social networks… (puts head down in shame)

Lust.

What’s your guilty pleasure?


Um.yea

Whatever your answer may be, the one thing that holds true for all of us is when we start having to hide things, or feel guilty, chances are we probably shouldn’t be doing it in the first place.

If you are looking to move into this new season with a clear heart, clean hands, and an open mind, this word may be for you.

The one area of my spiritual life that I have explored recently is this concept of fasting. I am beginning to see that as God calls me higher, He also raises the bar and expects more from me in this relationship. Fasting is the practice of sacrificing something or someone for God, in order to cleanse one’s spirit to move beyond the veil and seek direct communication from God. (Click Here for scripture and more understanding into fasting)

Really, what it balls down to is giving up that guilty pleasure to show God that He means more than anything, and that HE COMES FIRST no matter what. Sometimes God will give you a specific area of cleansing, a charge of sorts, to see if you are willing to give up something as a sacrifice to Him. After all, He did make the ultimate sacrifice for us, that of His son Jesus Christ.

Some may say that perhaps giving up something like facebook may seem trivial or insignificant, but if that’s something that takes up a lot of your time, or if it’s something that causes you to independently gossip (yes this is possible) lol..then it definitely DOES count as an area to fast.

Thats my crackberry..

For some of us giving up our phones for a week would be torture, but God would read our hearts and recognize the sacrifice we made for Him and count that one too : )

The other aspect of fasting is that whatever you choose to give up, you then spend that time in prayer and meditation to get closer and hear from God. What is God about to do in your life? If you’re on the verge of a new season.. go ahead and “give it up”.. for the sake of having

a clear vision  on Gods  blessing.

My new attitude: “Yea, I give it up“.

My new prayer: God help me to give it up for You. Amen.

_April Christina_

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7 Responses to Yea I Give it Up

  1. iNDIGO says:

    Wow sis. I’m in AWE of you right now. Thankful we are Bold & Fabulous sisters in CHrist. Grateful for your obedience and sacrifices in this season. Fasting is about so much more than NOT EATING!!! lol. Praise God for your word today. Love u.

  2. Rickey E. Macklin says:

    Awesome Blog! Seems He doesn’t ask for much when we consider that the greatest sacrifice has already been paid by “Himself”. I’m definitely with you on the fasting April as it indeed propels us into both purity and intimacy with Him. Man! What am I willing to sacrifice for a greater expression of God in my life?!?! Again, Awesome Blog – Keep up the good work!

  3. Bianca Ashton says:

    I waste sooo much time on Facebook! Looks like I need to re-prioritize!! Thanks for sharing sis!!

  4. boldandfab says:

    OK B;-) You went THERE!!! Praise God…You have my mind GOING right now because just the other night I was laying down WATCHING TV & My thoughts went to “YOU COULD BE READING YOUR WORD RIGHT NOW”…THANK YOU sis!! I GOT IT;-) AWESOME BLOG!!!! in Jesus name

    S. Carter

  5. Tinesha Thomas says:

    I praise God for your simplicity in your blog. Many people don’t understand fasting, but because of your words, someone will be able to step out on faith and fast for more reasons than one!! And they too will be able say “Yea, I give it up”..lol…very catchy!! I like it!! :0)

  6. boldandfab says:

    Yessss! I can only speak on what I know..and this has been a struggle for me…so I will continue to grow spiritually and be obedient to God’s usually simple requests.. *Usually* being the operative word.lol
    Thanks everyone for the support and love…
    You all are A W E S O M E!

  7. Clayton Rosa says:

    =)

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