Fast Wednesdays: Week of October 28, 2015 – Where is Your Focus (Faith, Obedience, Clarity, Unity & Success) Today?

Greetings Beloved!

The week of October 14, 2015, I shared with you all, various types of fasts as a reminder and clarity of our purpose for Fast Wednesdays. Actually, I have been convicted to work on one in particular. I have a issue so huge its ridiculous … almost … so, I know I can’t handle it and I’m turning it over to God. Anyone want to join me, feel free to let me know or whatever you are lead to do, just do it. I will be going on my fast for 21 days. In my mind, and, for me, its perfect timing to also show some gratitude for all God is doing in my life as we head towards the THANKSGIVING season. I know many of you keep a gratitude journal which could be another recommendation. I am learning to trust Him 1) Where I can’t trace him 2) Count it all Joy and 3) At all times, in all things! My goal is to continue to focus on me … good old, broken, healing, seeking humility me … I have encouraged myself because sometimes we just have to do that and pray you will be encouraged as well.

Comments/suggestions/discussions?

Here’s the total Nine Fasts I shared previously, for you awareness, use, etc.

Various Fasts from “Fasting for Spiritual Breakthrough” By Elmer L. Towns (A Guide to Nine Biblical Fasts)

1. The Disciple’s Fast – fasting for freedom from addiction (see Matthew 17:20-21). If we fast, we can break the besetting sins that limit a life of freedom in Christ.

2. The Ezra Fast – Fasting to solve problems (see Ezra 8:21-23). If we fast for a specific purpose, we may solve a debilitating problem.

3. The Samuel Fast – Fasting to win people to Christ (see 1 Samuel 7:1-8). If we fast and pray for revival, God will pour Himself on His people.

4. The Elijah Fast – Fasting to break crippling fears and other mental problems (see 1 Kings 19:2-18). Through fasting, God will show us how to overcome negative emotional and personal habits.

5. The Widow’s Fast – Fasting to provide for the needy (see 1 Kings 17:12). When we sacrifice our own physical needs, God enables us to focus on and provide for the needs of others.

6. The Saint Paul Fast – Fasting for insight and decision making (Acts 9:9-19). If we fast to subject our will to God’s, He will reveal His will to us.

7. The Daniel Fast – Fasting for health and physical healing (see Daniel 1:12-20). When we fast for physical well-being, God will touch our bodies and enrich our souls.

8. The John the Baptist Fast – Fasting for an influential testimony (see Matthew 3:4; Luke 1:15). If we fast for the influence of our testimonies, God will use us.

9. The Esther Fast – Fasting for protection from the evil one (see Esther 4:16). If we fast for protection and deliverance from Satan, God will deliver us from evil.

REMINDER:

There are several types of fasting. The one you choose is between you and God. He will honor your best sacrifice.

Remember that it is the attitude of a heart sincerely seeking Him to which God responds with a blessing (Isaiah 58Jeremiah 14:121 Corinthians 8:8). May God greatly bless you as you fast!

Full Fast
Drink only liquids (you establish the number of days).

The Daniel Fast
Eat no meat, no sweets and no bread. Drink water and juice. Eat fruits and vegetables.

Learn More

3-Day Fast
This fast can be a Full Fast, Daniel Fast or give up at least one item of food.

Partial Fast
A partial fast is from 6:00 am to 3:00 pm or from sun up to sundown. You can select from three types of fasting —a Full Fast, Daniel Fast or give up at least one item of food.

Scripture/Corporate Fasting:
1 Samuel 7:5-6Ezra 8:21-23Nehemiah 9:1-3Joel 2:15-16Jonah 3:5-10Acts 27:33-37

SONGS:

As I learn to be more collaborative, our songs today were provided by my siblings:

Stephanie Fuller House (Youngest sister3rd out of 5th)“Great is thy Mercy” Donnie McClurkin

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W7jVa1RBldQ

 

Mario Quinton Fuller (Older Brother, 4th out of 5th) “Spiritual,” Donald Lawrence

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X0gw1T1ev3Y

 

Frederick O’Neil Fuller (Youngest Brother, 5th out of 5th) “Bread of Life,” Fred Hammond

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X0gw1T1ev3Y

Prayer:

https://www.facebook.com/ourdailybread/

Lord, open our eyes to see You and to embrace what is most important each day.

Love, Joy and Peace, 
Debra J. Ellis

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 (djf52055@gmail.com), Facebook (Debra Fuller Ellis) and blog in Word Press: https://fastwednesdays.wordpress.com/

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