When the 40-day Challenge began I was already reading the book of Luke, thank God, I was already in the spirit.
On the first day, I realized what I was doing wrong. I realized that we have to meditate on God’s word and not just read it like a book.
The 40-day challenge was an answer to my prayers. I had been asking God for a few days to teach me how to pray, I wanted to have more intimacy and communion with Him. I asked God to show me what was in me that didn’t pleased Him, because I was going through a hard time in my life in which I didn’t understand … It seemed that I was all alone and without direction.
So, as I began the 40-day challenge I began to realize that I had so many “little things” in me that I needed to urgently overcome.
The first difficulty I encountered was to discipline myself, because my body demanded rest and tried to dominate me, but I was hard on myself and said I’m going to discipline myself, for the kingdom of God is made up of discipline and I have to overcome myself!
With each passing day, I saw that I needed to change, I understood what it meant to be a righteous person (to live by Faith) and I was not living by faith! I had to overcome my bad thoughts, my bad eyes and I had to stop being emotional. I recognized that I was accommodated in my faith and therefore was being a religious person.
The moment God showed me my true situation I understood the reason for so many things … I saw the answer to my prayers! And when Ms. Viviane said that we have to be liberated, not from the demons, but from our selves, from our religiousness, our emotions and our feelings, it was like a sword cutting through me. At that moment I thought: Thank God for this revelation, and the opportunity to change.
The 40-day challenge set me free, because I was accommodated with my situation!
After these 40 days, and by the mercy of God, I can say that I am FREE and RENEWED. I want to rely solely on God. I want to Be of God and not just do things for Him.
I will, therefore, continue to practice what I was taught so that God can mold me every day.