What defines us?
What captivates us?
What must we have?
What is our true treasure?
What must we do?
What do we really love?
Where is our time?
Dear friends have asked us to discuss at length the concept of A Lifestyle of Fasting.
Some time has passed thinking on this.
It is with fear and trepidation that we walk this road asked. I for one feel inept. Not falsely stating. But rather I know many massive weaknesses. Seemingly black cavernous holes waiting for my failing feet. But we will walk knowing
You are the God who works wonders;God guides our feet. Let us encourage and be encouraged.
you have made known your might among the peoples.
You with your arm redeemed your people...
Your way was through the sea, your path through the great waters;
yet your footprints were unseen.
You led your people like a flock
The kingdom of heaven is like a merchant in search of fine pearls, who, on finding one pearl of great value, went and sold all that he had and bought it.At the core this is our understanding of fasting as a life style. It isn't living simply. It isn't being cheap. Being frugal. Rather
Driven joy-filled pursuit of the King. Spending ourselves for the sake of the kingdom. Taking up the cross and going outside the gate.
looking to Jesus, the founder and perfecter of our faith, who for the joy that was set before him endured the cross, despising the shame,So we take up our cross and follow him.
And he said to all, "If anyone would come after me, let him deny himself and take up his cross daily and follow me. For whoever would save his life will lose it, but whoever loses his life for my sake will save it. For what does it profit a man if he gains the whole world and loses or forfeits himself?Let us daily repent, pray, seek God, and evaluate how we can best lose our lives, sell them, for the sake of the good news of Jesus Christ!