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The next 21 days as we fast, together, we will be meditating on Proverbs 4:12-13, 18-27. In these passages, King Solomon writes about listening to wise advice. Advice on how to best to live our lives. 

As we begin a new year, I encourage you chase after God’s heart.

May your desires be His. May our hearts be a reflection of His. May we not waver; may we not get side-tracked; may we look straight ahead; may we fix our eyes on Him.

Every couple of days, we will be focusing on a verse from Proverbs 4 (from 2 different Bible translations) and I encourage you to highlight a key word or phrase and meditate on that during your fasting day.

Day 01: January 10
Read through all the passages and allow God to speak to you. In the next days take your time with each assigned verse.

Proverbs 4:12-13, 18-27 NLT
Proverbs 4:12-13, 18-27 TPT

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Day 02: January 11
Proverbs 4:12 NLT
When you walk, you won’t be held back; when you run, you won’t stumble. 

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Day 03: January 12
Proverbs 4:12 TPT
Your progress will have no limits when you come along with me, and you will never stumble as you walk along the way.

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Day 04: January 13
Proverbs 4:13 NLT
Take hold of my instructions; don’t let them go. Guard them, for they are the key to life.

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Day 05: January 14
Proverbs 4:13 TPT
So receive my correction no matter how hard it is to swallow, for wisdom will snap you back into place— her words will be invigorating life to you.

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Day 06: January 15
Proverbs 4:18 NLT
The way of the righteous is like the first gleam of dawn, which shines ever brighter until the full light of day. 

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Day 07: January 16
Proverbs 4:18 TPT
But the lovers of God walk on the highway of light, and their way shines brighter and brighter until the perfect day.

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Day 08: January 17
Proverbs 4:19 NLT
But the way of the wicked is like total darkness. They have no idea what they are stumbling over. 

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Day 09: January 18
Proverbs 4:19 TPT
But the wicked walk in thick darkness, like those who travel in fog, and yet don’t have a clue why they keep stumbling!

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Day 10: January 19
Proverbs 4:20 NLT
My child, pay attention to what I say. Listen carefully to my words. 

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Day 11: January 20
Proverbs 4:20 TPT
Listen carefully, my dear child, to everything that I teach you, and pay attention to all that I have to say.

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Day 12: January 21
Proverbs 4:21-22 NLT
Don’t lose sight of them. Let them penetrate deep into your heart, for they bring life to those who find them, and healing to their whole body. 

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Day 13: January 22
Proverbs 4:21-22 TPT
Fill your thoughts with my words until they penetrate deep into your spirit. Then, as you unwrap my words, they will impart true life and radiant health into the very core of your being.

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Day 14: January 23
Proverbs 4:23 NLT
Guard your heart above all else, for it determines the course of your life. 

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Day 15: January 24
Proverbs 4:23 TPT
So above all, guard the affections of your heart, for they affect all that you are. Pay attention to the welfare of your innermost being, for from there flows the wellspring of life.

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Day 16: January 25
Proverbs 4:24 NLT
Avoid all perverse talk; stay away from corrupt speech. 

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Day 17: January 26
Proverbs 4:24 TPT
Avoid dishonest speech and pretentious words. Be free from using perverse words no matter what!

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Day 18: January 27
Proverbs 4:25 NLT
Look straight ahead, and fix your eyes on what lies before you. 

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Day 19: January 28
Proverbs 4:25 TPT
Set your gaze on the path before you. With fixed purpose, looking straight ahead, ignore life’s distractions.

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Day 20: January 29
Proverbs 4:26 NLT
Mark out a straight path for your feet; stay on the safe path. 

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Day 21: January 30
Proverbs 4:26 TPT
Watch where you’re going! Stick to the path of truth, and the road will be safe and smooth before you.

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BONUS Day 22: January 31
Proverbs 4:27 NLT
Don’t get sidetracked; keep your feet from following evil.

Proverbs 4:27 TPT
Don’t allow yourself to be sidetracked for even a moment or take the detour that leads to darkness.