It's shocking how much the word life is used in the book of John. Seems like Jesus would have used words like REPENT! Yeah, seems like He would be yelling like that. Or STOP! Or GET IT TOGETHER! Or HELL AWAITS! Or any other numerous judgmental and demeaning words. But He used life like it had never been used before.
Up to this point during the fast, there are days when I probably haven't felt a lot like the word life. However, I think I finally see the dawn breaking. The tide is turning. Now that I've quit the pity party and all the whining I can hear God say something.
If you've joined us as we pray and fast, you may feel the same way. Up until now, you've focused on what you'd like or what you're gonna miss out on. So, since Jesus didn't really say it this way, let me say it to all of us. SUCK IT UP! Do I really need to pull out the "starving children in Africa would love to eat what you're eating" card? Time to quit listening to what we're doing without, and pray for what God wants to do within.
Remember: ME - YOU - US