First, thanking God for my family and friends who are all safe up and down the east coast from the storm that hit this past weekend … we all have much to be thankful for especially when something that may sound as small and minor as shoveling snow actually killed people, let’s pray for them and their loved ones.
… second time around … please pray with me, all the time, as I had completed today’s Fast Wednesdays post at 8:00 this a.m. except for the prayer and DELETED the draft! Here we go…again.
Praise Report – I had shared the following on my discarded/deleted draft so it must be doubly important or “not ready for prime time” and since it ministered to me, here goes: Last week I hit the send button for Fast Wednesdays before I had finished with doing all my spell check, editing, etc. I was running late with the post and decided I should at least start working on it but I would save it and send it out the next day. I erroneously hit the send button…low and behold, it was one of the most commented Fast Wednesdays I have posted to date. Additionally, I was convicted by the holy spirit that these posts are not about me, they are about the Kingdom of believers with whom I share these nuggets. From this perspective, keep 1 Cor 15:58 below in mind “Always give yourselves fully to the work of the Lord, because you know that our labor in the Lord is not in vain … stated another way … anything that you do for the Lord is useful, so no matter how small or how big … just do it!
King James Bible
Matthew 10:16 Behold, I send you forth as sheep in the midst of wolves: be ye therefore wise as serpents, and harmless as doves.
New International Version
Romans 12:19 Do not take revenge, my dear friends, but leave room for God’s wrath, for it is written: “It is mine to avenge; I will repay,” says the Lord.
New International Version
1 Cor 15:58 Therefore, my dear brothers and sisters, stand firm. Let nothing move you. Always give yourselves fully to the work of the Lord, because you know that your labor in the Lord is not in vain.
T. D. Jakes
Only You are Holy
Israel and New Breed
Alpha and Mega
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!