Fast Wednesdays: Week of June 14, 2017 — Happy Father’s Day & Wait on the Wind (1 Chronicles 14)

Greetings Beloved!

Happy Belated Fast Wednesdays … as most of you know I started a Summer Internship Program last week at Tampa General hospital towards Chaplaincy. I have to get back into the swing of things working a 40 hour week, with people, commuting, preparing outfits for each day, idiosyncrasies, office politics, etc. This week is going much smoother but I did not get time to prepare Fast Wednesdays before now.

Good Good Father – Chris Tomlin

[Lyrics] –
I’ve heard a thousand stories
of what they think You’re like
But I’ve heard the tender whisper of love
in the dead of night

And You tell me
that You’re pleased and that
I’m never alone

You’re a good, good father
it’s who You are
it’s who You are
it’s who You are
And I’m loved by You
it’s who I am
it’s who I am
it’s who I am

I’ve seen many
searching for answers far and wide
But I know we’re all
searching for answers only You provide

‘Cause You know just what we need
before we say a word

You are perfect in all of Your ways
You are perfect in all of Your ways
You are perfect in all of Your ways
to us

Love so undeniable
I, I can hardly speak
Peace so unexplainable
I, I can hardly think

As You call me deeper still
As You call me deeper still
As You call me deeper still
Into love, love, love


I did not want this Father’s Day Weekend to go by without wishing all the fathers, MEN out there, a happy father’s day. I know we live in a society where many women have been forced into taking over some of the “traditional” duties and responsibilities of men because they have encountered some men who do not, for whatever reason, perform their duties within their relationships. I honor and admire these women. I was one. However, we (women) are NOT men. God had and has a specific purpose and plan for them. Something that no woman, even when she works hard to perform both roles, of mother and father, can perform. This comes through loud and clear within many relationships I observe. Even when and where dads are minimally involved it made/makes phenomenal differences in the relationships with the children. My own daughter has her share of stories. She thanks me often for pressing her to have a relationship with her dad. He had a good heart but life threw some curves….. My thoughts on him, were if he’s good enough to have a child with, then I should “honor” him as best I can. (If he’s good enough to sleep with don’t bash him later…I went there.)

I listened to the following sermon this morning. I am sharing it today for I believe it will bless you as it is blessing me. It comes from ROHO, an online site with numerous sermons on it. The nugget is “Go back to God again. When a problem or issue shows up again, pray, and go back to God, don’t YOU just use the same strategy God gave you last time. God may be doing a NEW thing and needs you to do a NEW thing. Don’t let people get in your ear and tell you to move and you do so without God’s direction. Be Faithful in Waiting on God.”

For you father’s out there: “Even if you feel like your struggles are on repeat, don’t give up hope. God’s about to show up in a whole new way.”

SCRIPTURE: God’s about to show up in a whole new way. Don’t look for the same old, be ready for God to blow your mind. 1 Chronicles 14

Sometimes the issue that you thought you handled will show up again. At ROHO we’ve heard testimonies from people who thought they were healed from cancer, but then it showed up again. People who who did the difficult work of repairing their marriage, but then the issue showed up again. Today’s sermon is for all of the people who thought they left a problem in their past, but now it’s showing back up. This word will help prepare you for the devil’s second attack. More importantly, it will help you learn how to hold on and trust God when things are at the worst. Be blessed.

Click Here to Watch the Sermon: Wait On The Wind 


Dear Father in heaven, we bring our prayers, supplications and petitions to you today. Your word states we are to cast our cares (burdens) on you for you care for us. Help us to learn, reinforce, and be reminded that there is no problem that you cannot heal. Discover how to take our challenges to you and leave them there. Thank you for being the ultimate father. Many of us only know you as father as some have lost their earthly dads in numerous ways. Thanks for representing the ideal dad. For those of us who have been blessed with precious earthly fathers, we thank you for the gift. We know some may not have been blessed with “good” dads. We ask that you would heal us where that is not the case. Bless expectant fathers, new fathers, mature fathers, dying fathers, happy fathers, concerned fathers, ill fathers, recovering fathers, ALL fathers, in Jesus name. Amen…

Love, Joy and Peace,

Debra J. Fuller Ellis

Reminder AND/OR for those of you just joining us either by contacting me or I personally added you: 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 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 sisterhood 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.


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