If you want something in your life you’ve never had, you’ll have to do something you’ve never done. -JD Houston
Are you doing the Fast of Daniel? Good for you, so am I. Plenty of youths are in the fast as well! Why the attitude? Because I want you to understand that the Holy Spirit is not just looking at you right now. There are thousands of youths around the world doing the fast just like you are. My question is, what are you going to do to call the Holy Spirit’s attention? You might say, “but am I not doing the fast of Daniel and shouldn’t that alone call the Holy Spirit’s attention”? Well, the issue here is: how are you doing this fast?
The Story of Jesus’s Garment
In the Bible, there is a story about a woman with flow of blood that got cured after touching Jesus’ garment. At the time she touched Jesus’ garment, Jesus was surrounded by a multitude, yet Jesus only felt power coming out from Him after this woman touched His garment. This woman thought: “If I just touch His clothes, I will be healed.” Mark 5:28
This determination is what made the difference. It’s not the fact of her touching the garment that gave her the blessing, but the reason why she did it and how she did it. That is why after she touched the garment, she was cured and she heard the following words from Jesus: “Daughter, your faith has healed you. Go in peace and be freed from your suffering.”
As you can see Jesus was surrounded by a multitude, and I am sure a lot of those people touched his garment yet only that woman received the blessing. The fast of Daniel is the same way, how many people that you know are doing the Fast (the multitude).
What will give you the blessing is not the fact that you’re doing the fast but your purpose for doing it. If you are like the multitude then you are just doing it because your leader told you to do it or because you want to be in the same faith as everyone else.
My friend, this purpose won’t give you the miracle, you must do something different to call God’s attention during this fast. Touch his garment like nobody else is doing it. Do this fast determining that you will receive His Spirit!
– Collaboration from Youth of YPG San Bernardino