Earlier this week I started a mini-series on what impact 
fasting has had in my life.  To read parts 1 and 2, go here 
and here.  When I left off, I was recounting the Saturday 
morning when I was putting on my make-up and heard 
Jesus' voice.  Now, lest you think I am a nut, I don't hear 
voices.  In fact, there have only been a couple of times 
when I heard a voice I knew was God's or Jesus' .  Anyway, 
I purposed to trust him.  In reading Women Who Trust God,  
learned to make a choice to discipline my mind and emotions.

      We choose to believe God is in control.
      We allow peace to enter our minds through HIS control.
      We choose to push out all worry and concern for tomorrow's outcome, trusting God this day.        
      We continually fill our minds with the truth God is bigger than this problem.
      We focus, often several times a day.  Philippians 4:6:  "Do not be anxious about anything, but with prayer and supplication with thanksgiving make your requests be made known to God and the peace of God that surpasses all understanding will guard your hearts and minds in Christ Jesus."

During this time I was blessed to be able to see and hear Dr. Tony Evans here.  I felt led to buy his book Victory in Spiritual Warfare.  I was reminded of 1 Peter 5:8:  "Be of sober spirit on the alert.  Your adversary the devil, prowls around like a roaring lion, seeking someone to devour."  And, John 16:33:  "These things I have spoken to you, so that in me you may have peace.  In the world you have tribulation, but take courage; I have overcome the world."

And...1 John 5:4:  "Because whatever has been born of God conquers the world.  This is the victory that has conquered the world:  our faith."  Faith is acting as if God is telling the truth even when it doesn't appear to be true."

Matthew's math grade went from a 42 to a 66, back to a 62 one week from the end of the grading period.  I wondered how much more it could plummet.  During this time I fasted and his grade went back up.  I fasted from breakfast to dinner, which may not seem like much to some people, but it was huge for me.  I was reminded of Genesis 32:26:  "I will not let you go unless you bless me."  I kept hanging on by a thread, and on Friday I got an email stating his quarter grade 
was a 57, and his yearly average was a 70.25.

My God is mightier than any devil disguised as an angel of light and he is mightier than Matthew's obstinancy.  I am a novice at fasting; I have done the Daniel fast, and I have fasted from breakfast to dinner.
But.........I have seen the results and praise God for them.

Next installment:  What God has done through my fasting since Matthew graduated from high school.