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TOPIC: Lesson 7: Fasting, Purity, and Simplicity (November 12, 2016)

Lesson 7: Fasting, Purity, and Simplicity (November 12, 2016) 8 months 2 weeks ago #62915

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Kelly loves to read, and she sometimes loses track of time. In many ways it is a way for her to escape. Her mother noticed that her time spent reading was increasing and commented, “Kelly, you have been reading a lot lately. Why don’t you try taking a break and doing something different?”

Kelly stiffened and replied, “Maybe later.” But she did think about how much time she was spending on her hobby and how little time she spent with God. Still, her books were more enjoyable than “quiet time with God.” That hadn’t been true in her life before, and she wondered how she might return to a more meaningful relationship with God.

If she came to you about “getting focused,” how would you encourage her to fast and focus her life in a way that would honor God and would bring joy to her and others?
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Lesson 7: Fasting, Purity, and Simplicity (November 12, 2016) 8 months 2 weeks ago #62927

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Stop reading fictional books. Don't take a break, don't pare down, just stop. Gradually of course; and she'd have to replace it with another activity so she won't want to return to that hobby again. It'll be difficult, but it's necessary. I know from experience
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Lesson 7: Fasting, Purity, and Simplicity (November 12, 2016) 8 months 2 weeks ago #63058

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Gosh, I've learned so much from reading! My parents encourage it. It's so much better these days to be always reading instead of always on an electronic device
... Even if it gets me convicted
I’ll still be on my knees with my hands lifted ...
... If saying I believe is out of line
If I’m judged cause I’m gonna give my life
To show the world the love that fills me
Then I want to be Guilty ...
- Guilty by Newsboys
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Lesson 7: Fasting, Purity, and Simplicity (November 12, 2016) 8 months 1 week ago #63462

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It does depend on what you are reading. I have nothing against reading, but you can have too much of a good thing. Plus, there are some crazy books that people write and then call "children's books."
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Lesson 7: Fasting, Purity, and Simplicity (November 12, 2016) 8 months 1 week ago #63523

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Well, if she likes reading, read the Bible. It has real amazing stories.
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Lesson 7: Fasting, Purity, and Simplicity (November 12, 2016) 8 months 1 week ago #63646

i think that she should put God first instead of reading. She should still read, but she should still make time for God first.
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