“For those who live according to the flesh set their minds on the things of the flesh, but those who live according to the Spirit, the things of the Spirit. For to be carnally minded is death, but to be spiritually minded is life and peace.” -Romans 8:5-6
Clutter happens naturally. If you have an empty space in your house, it typically won’t stay empty long. It’s almost like an empty space is a magnet for clutter. Unless we want our entire home to be overwhelmed with clutter, we have to be intentional about de-cluttering & deep cleaning.
The same thing has a way of happening spiritually. Even sometimes when we’re praying daily, reading our Bibles, and attending worship services, the pressures & temptations of our day to day life build up until eventually they almost consume our lives. Fasting helps restore the passion that has a tendency to turn into duties.
Fasting helps us to de-clutter our lives & create space for God. We can cast off the old habits, mindsets, and attitudes to bring them into alignment with the righteous truth of God’s Word.
Father if there are any old habits, mindsets, or attitudes that You see that needs to be de-cluttered from my life, please remove it. I pray as David did in Psalm 51:10-12 that You’ll cleanse my heart, renew my spirit, and restore the joy of your salvation within me.
Contributed by: Pastor Yolanda Douthit