As I am sure you are aware I am fasting this week. So what exactly does that mean??? This is a rather weird fast, that will go as shown below:
Tuesday- Fruits, Vegetables and, water.
Wednesday and Thursday- Juice and water only.
Friday- Fruits, Vegetables, and water.
Now the reason I have this weird transition in and out of a full-on fast using the guidelines of the Daniel Fast, is that I want to succeed… and I don’t know if I could go an entire week without eating anything and still have the energy to do everything I have to do, however I DO want to give the time I have dedicated to hiding from my insecurities, through food, to God. This means that during meal times I will be blogging, praying, and reflecting on this passage from Isaiah.
“Is not this the kind of fasting I have chosen:
to loose the chains of injustice
and untie the cords of the yoke,
to set the oppressed free
and break every yoke?
7 Is it not to share your food with the hungry
and to provide the poor wanderer with shelter—
when you see the naked, to clothe them,
and not to turn away from your own flesh and blood?
8 Then your light will break forth like the dawn,
and your healing will quickly appear;
then your righteousness will go before you,
and the glory of the LORD will be your rear guard.
9 Then you will call, and the LORD will answer;
you will cry for help, and he will say: Here am I.”
I love Isaiah, it is my favorite book in the bible for it’s messages of the hope we can find in God’s amazing love. As I mentioned in my previous post I’m letting go of the negative labels I have placed on myself and focusing on the positive labels that I have been given by Jesus Christ my Lord. I’m letting go of the chains of injustice I have cuffed myself with and choosing a new way. I’m listening for God’s loving “Here I Am.”