If we "really" want to have a season of "Soul Searching" and a time of "Repentance" why not GIVE UP WHAT WE REALLY LIKE"? We really lust upon being ANGRY AND CRITICAL; disliking someone for their offensive ways. We absolutely CHERISH DWELLING upon the "negatives" where we bring ourselves and others down to a bottomless pit. Oh, and we REALLY LIKE, to have a GRACIOUS APPEARANCE TO THE WORLD, while in our minds and thoughts we deceive and torture them. We must like it or we wouldn't keep doing it, RIGHT? Luke 5:35, "...and they will fast in those days". Isn't FASTING denying our NATURAL DESIRES? FASTING is to demonstrate our profound need for GOD and our dependence on HIM. SO WHAT CAN WE GIVE UP THAT WILL DRAW US TO THE PRESENCE OF GOD? Do we give up chocolate, or a little food; OR DO WE GIVE UP WHAT WE REALLY LIKE?
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