Day 17 : 禁食日记 / Fasting Diary
Day 17 : Oct 19th (Wed)
During this fasting period, I actually did schedule different leaders to lead the daily prayer meeting; but since the first day, I felt led to lead almost every time…
Thank God each time I could lead with much ease, I really enjoyed it, and God kept on leading and giving revelations. God would certainly reveal to us the prayer points that day and the spiritual truth and lessons He wanted us to learn that day. In fact, what God revealed each day is not that short or little as you have read in my “Fasting Diary”, but because time is limited, I can only record parts or the main points here to share with you.
This afternoon God said a lot of things too, but I want to share the revelation from the night prayer:
“May my prayer be set before you like incense; may the lifting up of my hands be like the evening sacrifice.
Set a guard over my mouth, O LORD; keep watch over the door of my lips.
Let not my heart be drawn to what is evil, to take part in wicked deeds with men who are evildoers; let me not eat of their delicacies.”
~ Psalm 141: 2-4 ~
The first word of the first verse “May” tells us that the fact may not be so, it is a wish or desire, meaning our prayer may not be like incense or sweet-smelling before God, but a foul smell instead!
If our heart is unclean, harbouring all sorts of bad attitudes like jealousy, hatred, bitterness, judgments on others etc, then it will give out foul smell; if our mouth is not holy, we praise God and curse others, judge, gossip and speak filthy words, then foul smell will come out too… If your life is fake with false spirituality, only acting to show people or to please people etc, then it will smell bad too…
Therefore, God said: Do not think that just because outwardly you seem very good at praising, worshipping and praying, very sacrificial in fasting and serving… the prayer you offer up may not be incense! And if it is a foul smell, God will not even come close…