Fast Wednesdays: Week of May 11, 2016 – One Day at a Time (Subtitle: Start Afresh)

Greetings Beloved!

On March 2, 2016, I made a decision, based on a couple of options, to retire from IBM after 38 years!

Therefore, on May 31, 2016, I will be dropping the mic on this phase of my life!

When I made this decision, my spirit kept stating, just take “One Day at a Time” and I have been doing so through this journey of transition. I state this to tell you, have no fears, and if there’s something you need to change in your life, take the plunge!!!

Today’s Our Daily Bread’s topic is “Start Afresh.” I hope you find the time to read it, however, I am definitely sharing the scriptures and prayer:


Jeremiah 31:34 – No longer will they teach their neighbor, or say to one another, ‘Know the LORD,’ because they will all know me, from the least of them to the greatest,” declares the LORD. “For I will forgive their wickedness and will remember their sins no more.”

Hebrews 8:1212 For I will be merciful to their unrighteousness, and their sins and their lawless deeds[a] I will remember no more.”

1 John 1:9If we confess our sins, He is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.

*I love when we see multiple scriptures on a subject. I believe its because GOD thought it important.

Lamentations 3:22-23 – The Lord loves us very much. So we haven’t been completely destroyed. His loving concern never fails. 23 His great love is new every morning. Lord, how faithful you are!

Thank you for this new day, Lord. Forgive me for doing those things in the past that I should not have done and for not doing those things in the past that I should have done. Set my feet on Your right path today. “Each new day gives us new reasons to praise the Lord.” Amen.

Press On: Madisa

New Beginnings: Ayeisha Woods

Actually for me, I feel empowered and “free!” It is well with my soul…there’s much more in store for me and for you also…one day at a time…!

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 (, Facebook (Debra Fuller Ellis) and blog in Word Press:

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