For a lot of people special days are used as reminders to get in spiritual shape.
This becomes more apparent with the annual religious talk in the spring about Lent, Ash Wednesday, Total Consecration, and Fat Tuesday (Mardi Gras).
People think by “going to church” on a special day, or by limiting their flesh by abstaining from something they desire they are training their flesh to do right and earning credit with God.
Real spiritual growth is learning that instead of putting chains on your flesh we are to reckon it dead (Rom 6:6). No chains are needed. We are to reckon ourselvs alive unto God (Rom 6:11). No laws required.
When this doctrine works in you, special day reminders and periodic fasts lose their purpose. Instead they become weak and beggarly solutions (Gal 4:9).
Make right doctrine an every day lifestyle decision and it will change you.
For His glory,
Justin “too fat for Fat Tuesday” Johnson