Looking through old blog entries, and I found this rough draft from right before I started fasting about my family. So I finished it and published it. You ever pray something and then get involved with other stuff and forget you prayed for that?
I didn’t even know fasting was for normal-average-people-21st-century folks! I never would have seriously considered this.
But I found a book somewhere: Fasting to Freedom – the gift of Fasting by Chantel Ray.
I want to post this today because I’m actually doing it! “to break the yoke of oppression” (Isaiah) off of my family.
I expect to be posting about some wonderful things in answer to my desperation. (God YOU are on the hook. Not to be bossy. Just desperate.)
I could not have accomplished this
without that book
and without Jesus.
Rough draft I found today:
I am deeply troubled about my family, God.
We have some gnar-gnar issues.
OR I AM toast.
I need Your mercy and power and grace. What do I do Father?
I need wisdom.
I am searching.
Thank You JESUS for my sick bed : it forces me to slow down; it lets me focus. 🙏🌷🙏
Thank YOU for that book I found. 🙏🌷🙏
Thank YOU for the Holy Spirit: my personal Counselor: I cannot live without You. 🙏🌷🙏
God ,You know Everything: You know I’m just a regular lady
(from a blog I follow. #encouraged. #wannabethat. #BEthething.)
“It not only enhances the flavor of our food, but in addition, it serves as a preservative. To be the “salt” in this dying world, we are to flavor the world with God’s love and His Word but even more-so, we press on firmly to preserve our faith. With everything in us, we need to guard and preserve our hearts, … ”
“Think about the darkest of rooms. It’s bleak, hard to see or make out any shadows and can be very disconcerting. There is uncertainty. But one little flicker of light produces clarity.
“The chair that you tripped over in the dark is now revealed by that one little spark. Think of that for a moment. In a world full of darkness, just one Christ follower can light up a whole room and strike out the darkness…..by our faith, by our witness, and by our love….