Weekend Words- let us fast

Why fasting is about more than food #Isaiah#fasting#BethMoore#Breaking Free

woman with hands bowed in prayer

Isaiah 58:6-10, NIV

“Is not this the kind of fasting I have chosen:

to loose the chains of injustice and untie the cords of the yoke,to set the oppressed free and break every yoke?

Is it not to share your food with the hungry
    and to provide the poor wanderer with shelter—
when you see the naked, to clothe them,
    and not to turn away from your own flesh and blood?

“If you do away with the yoke of oppression,
    with the pointing finger and malicious talk,
 and if you spend yourselves in behalf of the hungry
    and satisfy the needs of the oppressed,

then your light will rise in the darkness,
    and your night will become like the noonday.”woman raising arms arms to the sky in a glow of light

 

 

 

 

 

“Usually we think of fasting as avoiding food for the purpose to prayer. The emptiness of our stomachs reminds us to pray. Isaiah 58 speaks of a fasting God may honor most of all.

What is God proposing that we fast from?

What do we have to give up or fast from to reach out to the oppressed?

Whatever our answer, we know if we pour out our lives to satisfy the needs of the oppressed, God will be faithful to satisfy our needs.” 

from

Breaking Free-Day by Day

A Year of Walking in Liberty    by Beth Moore

A BOOK, BREAKING FREE, AND A TEA CUP
This is a daily devotional book I am reading through this year. The daily entries are short and easy to read; an inspirational way to start or end my day.

And have a cup of tea with me.


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Author: Aletha Cress Oglesby, M.D.

I am a family physician who explores the HEART of HEALTH in my work, recreation, and through writing. On my blog, Watercress Words, I inform and inspire us in healthy living. I believe we can turn our health challenges into healthy opportunities. When we do, we can then share the HEART of health with our families, communities, and the world. Come explore and share with me.

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