When most of us think of a “fast,” we think of FOOD, but God says that fasting from food is not what he requires. He says this in Isaiah 58.
“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?
7 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?
8 Then your light will break forth like the dawn,
and your healing will quickly appear;
then your righteousness[a] will go before you,
and the glory of the Lord will be your rear guard.
9 Then you will call, and the Lord will answer;
you will cry for help, and he will say: Here am I.”
Nonetheless, we want to see if challenging the way we think about food and our excesses therein might free us up to TRULY fast the way God intends.
Here are our stories about food challenges. Share yours by linking up or commenting. You can also get the code for the blog hop and use it on your blog. 🙂