Last night, in honor of Sharon Denise Fuller, my sister, who past on 01/15/13, as it would have been her 57th birthday, I attended the Watch Night service at her former and now my dad, mom, and sister, Stephanie’s church, St. Paul Missionary Baptist Church, Ft. Myers, FL…here’s a link to the symbolism of this event for us African Americans, for those who are unaware but interested in the history. The message was taken from Psalm 91:1 (God is in control and you should have nothing bounding you)…
SCRIPTURE:Jeremiah 29:11 Contemporary English Version (CEV)11 I will bless you with a future filled with hope—a future of success, not of suffering.
GOD has thousands of promises for us in his word…I stand on, believe and receive each and everyone one for you and me, family and friends:
Lord, make me an instrument of your peace:
where there is hatred, let me sow love
where there is injury, pardon;
where there is doubt, faith;
where there is despair, hope;
where there is darkness, light;
where there is sadness, joy. Good Master, grant
that I may not so much seek to be consoled
as to console,
to be understood as to understand,
to be loved as to love.
For it is in giving that we receive,
it is in pardoning that we are pardoned,
it is in dying
that we are born to eternal life. Amen.
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Reminder AND/OR for those of you just joining us:
The purpose of Fast Wednesdays is to draw near to God on this specific day of the week fasting and praying in whatever manner the Holy Spirit is leading you as sisters (and some brothers) in Christ…some have fasted from social media, coffee, or observed a traditional fast with no eating from sunrise to sunset with only liquids for the day, no deserts, etc. I know many of us, for various reasons, participate every week but in different manners. This has still been beneficial and the blog continues to grow!The key ingredient is that we are doing this together as sisters, of all ages, in the Lord, both chronologically and spiritually in accordance to: A God-Filled Life Titus 2:3-5 “Guide older women into lives of reverence so they end up as neither gossips nor drunks, but models of goodness. By looking at them, the younger women will know how to love their husbands and children, be virtuous and pure, keep a good house, be good wives. We don’t want anyone looking down on God’s Message because of their behavior.” Note: Please share Fast Wednesdays with your friends and/or send me names to add to the distribution list. For now, I will post in three places: email (firstname.lastname@example.org), Facebook (Debra Fuller Ellis) and blog in Word Press: https://fastwednesdays.wordpress.com/