Pray and Fast or Praying Fast?

The sleek sports car in front of me had a novel personalized license plate: PRYNFST.

As a Christian, I immediately took this as an exhortation to pray and fast. After all, Jesus told His disciples this was a source of great spiritual power (Mark 9:29).

Ultimately, I think the Corvette driver meant he was “praying fast,” since he drives such a quick car. 😉

Yet, my back-and-forth struggles with stress eating, and other substitutes for fellowship with the Holy Spirit, convinced me my first interpretation was a Post-it note from God.

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For the Lord gives wisdom and from his mouth come knowledge and understanding.

Proverbs 2:6 (NIV)

Did you catch that? True wisdom is a gift of God. But the verses preceding this one clearly state we must search for it like hidden treasure. The Lord doesn’t pass out His wisdom to just anyone.

Remember how the Apostle Paul said he went into strict spiritual training to win a crown that will last forever?

But I discipline my body and bring it into subjection lest, when I have preached to others, I myself should become disqualified.

1 Corinthians 9:27 (NKJV)

Sounds more like Pray and Fast , than Praying Fast.

Seneca, the Roman Stoic philosopher, was right, “No man was ever wise by chance.”

Kind reader, the treasures of God aren’t found through mere happenstance. Today, and everyday, may we seek Him with all our heart, mind, and strength, for such diligence He richly rewards (Hebrews 11:6).

Thank you for reading. 🙏❤️ prayers and love.






22 responses to “Pray and Fast or Praying Fast?”

  1. davidsdailydose Avatar

    Amen, Jeff. That’s a great verse to go with this post. Thanks! God Bless.

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  2. Jeffrey H. King Avatar

    I’m reminded of James 1:5 – If any of you lacks wisdom, let him ask of God, who gives to all liberally and without reproach, and it will be given to him.

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  3. Gospelroad#66 Avatar

    Thank you! 🥰

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  4. davidsdailydose Avatar

    Thank you, Dean. All is well. We continue to pray for your job search.

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  5. Gospelroad#66 Avatar

    Love this message David! Seeking first the Kingdom of God along with God’s wisdom should be the driving force of our lives. Hope all is well with you. God bless 🥰

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  6. davidsdailydose Avatar

    You’re welcome, Beth. Our mutual blogger friend, Alan Kearns, sold me on taking deep dives with God in prayer and Holy Treasure hunting in the Bible. Thank you for sharing. God Bless!

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  7. davidsdailydose Avatar

    Yes indeed, He does! I only saw the license plate for a few seconds, before the sports car sped away. God allowed me to take in the information and come to a heavenly conclusion.

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  8. musingsofmanettekay Avatar

    David, I enjoyed how you saw this as a “post-it note” from God. He will speak to us in many ways to get our attention. Blessings!

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  9. Beth Alisan Avatar

    A divine post-it-note license plate-license plate- love it. It’s hard not to get swept into the insta mentality of our world when it comes to Kingdom time investment. Thank you David for the reminder to devote time to prayer, fasting, and treasure hunting in the Word.

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  10. davidsdailydose Avatar

    Yes it is, Dawn! I rarely fast more than 12-18 hours, and I’m not legalistic about it. To me, it’s been about eating to live, rather than living to eat. I’m doing better about not snacking when I’m stressed, but turning to prayer and the scriptures instead. It’s a work in progress. Thank you for stopping by. God Bless!

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  11. Dawn Avatar

    Fasting is a wonderful addition to our prayer life. Thank you for the encouragement.

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  12. davidsdailydose Avatar

    No doubt, you know this first hand, brother Matt! A long obedience in the same direction is key. Thanks for stopping by!

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  13. jesusluvsall Avatar

    There is no short cut to growing spiritually. It is through a long road of obedience, prayer, etc.

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  14. davidsdailydose Avatar

    Thanks! It was the first thing that came to mind.

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  15. God Still Speaks Avatar

    I prefer your interpretation of the license plate!

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  16. davidsdailydose Avatar

    Your experience is valuable for my readers. Thank you for sharing this, as it has also been my experience.

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  17. Don't Lose Hope Avatar

    “he Lord doesn’t pass out His wisdom to just anyone.” I think we often forget this, or at least I do. Sharing is based on relationship. In general, God doesn’t just drop bits of information from the sky. He talks to us through the Scriptures and a life of prayer where we are constantly sharing our hearts with Him, and listening as He then shares back with us. The gifts of insight and knowledge are gifts, but they are gifts which are dispersed slowly, over time, as we get closer and closer to His heart. (At least this has been my experience 🙂 )

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  18. Alan Kearns Avatar

    Well remembered David, yes we did! We had some message exchanges that led to the phrase “God-incidence.” Isn’t it marvellous how He works with us, as you often quote, “iron sharpens iron!” 😉

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  19. davidsdailydose Avatar

    You’re welcome, brother BG! Thank you for reading and commenting.

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  20. BG Avatar

    Thanks for these stirring words of exhortation brother!

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  21. davidsdailydose Avatar

    Thank you, my brother. Do I recall correctly that you and I came up with the word God-incidence together? Blessings!

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  22. Alan Kearns Avatar

    These are wise words David; as believers we should have no room in our heart for mere chance encounters. This reminds us of our old friend, the God-incidence!
    God bless you and your family today brother 🙏

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