By David Hernquist, Worship Pastor
Oh, that we might know the Lord! Let us press on to know him. He will respond to us as surely as the arrival of dawn or the coming of rains in early spring. - Hosea 6:1-3
I’m not a big fan of fasting ☺. Anyone who knows me knows that I love to eat. If it were up to me I’d unapologetically eat Italian food every day. And if I’m completely honest, I think Daniel was missing out...but that’s actually the point.
For me, fasting is a time where I focus in and get a pulse on where I'm at in my relationship with Jesus, and also to do everything I can to get where I need to be. This usually has to deal with what's in my heart. See I can say all the right things and do what I should out of obligation...but yet still be far off the point.
These scriptures really put it together for me:
“Come, let us return to the Lord. He has torn us to pieces; now he will heal us. He has injured us; now he will bandage our wounds. In just a short time he will restore us, so that we may live in his presence. Oh, that we might know the Lord! Let us press on to know him. He will respond to us as surely as the arrival of dawn or the coming of rains in early spring.” - Hosea 6:1-3
“I want you to show love, not offer sacrifices. I want you to know me more than I want burnt offerings.” - Hosea 6:6
There's 5 things that stand out to me from this passage that apply to fasting and seeking the Lord:
Questions for Reflection: