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Tuesday, March 25, 2008

True Fasting



"Is not this the kind of fasting I have chosen:
to loose the chains of injustice and untie the
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 him,
and not to turn away from your own flesh and blood?

Then your light will break forth like the dawn,
and your healing will quickly appear;
then your righteousness will go before you,
and the glory of the Lord will be your rear guard.

Then you will call, and the Lord will answer;
you will cry for help and He will say: Here am I."
Isaiah 58: 6-9

This is the essence of true fasting. After we have accepted Jesus Christ as our Lord and personal savior, we must perform our acts of kindness and love so that people will see our good works and glorify our Father in heaven.

At The Cross - Hillsong

6 comments:

Pia said...

hi, mel! happy easter. you're still in my prayers. how are you?

Mel Avila Alarilla said...

Hi Pia,
Thanks for including me in your prayers. I'm fine by the grace of God. I am also praying for you, my sister in Christ, that the Lord grants all of the secret wishes in your heart. God bless you and your loved ones always.

audrey` said...

I saw you on Facebook =)

Blessed Easter to you and your family, Mel.

dadaism said...

hi mel,

thanks for the visit and comment. i welcome your invitation to be friends. i am putting your site to my list of blog buddies.

God bless you as well.

dada

Mel Avila Alarilla said...

Hi Audrey,
Yes, I am in Facebook. Thanks for your visit and comments. God bless.

Mel Avila Alarilla said...

Hi Dadaism,
Thanks for your visit and comments too. I'm glad you accepted me as your friend. Thanks for including me in your blog roll, I will do the same for your blogs. God bless.