Monthly Archives: November 2014

“Do Not Despise The Small Beginnings”

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“It is not by force nor by strength, but by My Spirit, says the LORD Almighty.” Zechariah 4:6 NLT.

“Do not despise these small beginnings, for the LORD rejoices to see the work begin.” Zechariah 4:10 NLT.

These promises are for all of God’s people. I believe that they can be a great encouragement to us when we participate in the SPAM Fast.

In the first promise, God is saying that we can’t do His will in our own strength or force. The only One who can help us be successful in staying away from the things that are of this world is the Holy Spirit, the third member of the Godhead. The Holy Spirit is God and if we let Him He will make our experience with Jesus sweeter and better. Remember to always ask for the Holy Spirit’s presence and power everyday (when you fast and when you don’t fast). There is never a day when we don’t need Him.

In the second promise, God is saying to not despise the small steps you take in drawing closer to Him. Even if you can only have a SPAM Fast for one day, don’t let that get you down. If you are faithful in the little things, God will help you to be faithful in the big things. Drawing closer to God is a step by step process. When you decide to do what the Holy Spirit impresses you to do and prayerful take the step, no matter how small, God rejoices. God can start His work in us when we listen and obey. He won’t force us to follow His will. And through it all we realize that it wasn’t us that overcame the world, it was God through us that did it. Faith in Jesus Christ, which is relying on Him (believing that He can work through you to do what is right) is what overcomes the world.

“For whatever is born of God overcomes the world. And this is the victory that has overcome the world—our faith.” 1 John 5:4 NKJV.

Make Jesus your primary focus during your SPAM Fast.

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Day Seven

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Our fasting from Negative Emotions is over. We learned a lot about the mighty power of God and how He can heal our bad feelings with the medicine of His Word. It’s been quite an adventure!

Today we will close with this powerful song by the Gaithers called, “Because He Lives.” Our lives are worth living because Jesus is alive again and is with us through thick and thin. No need to hang on to Negative Emotions when you got a Mighty God and Savior by your side! Jesus will always be with us, “even unto the end of the world” (Matthew 28:20 KJV). Whenever you feel down because of the trials and problems that come your way, remember that the tomb is empty. Jesus is alive forevermore!

Day Six

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This fasting from Negative Emotions is almost over. Today we will have a special treat. Dan Gabbert will give us more information on how to overcome bad emotions and how to apply the promises of the Bible to our lives. There will be a lot for us to learn. So let’s pray for the Holy Spirit and get our Bibles out. And let’s also get our SPAM Fast Journals because there may be some things that we will want to write down so that we will always remember them.

Are you ready for this biblical feast? Then let’s get started!

Note: Some of the lectures on the playlist have already been shown this week. You can skip them if you want, or you can watch them again and be refreshed.