Today FSBC Tucson begins 21 days of prayer and fasting. I participated in this fast last year, and saw God do amazing things. It was a very difficult year, but I am thankful for the time that God spent preparing me for it at the beginning. I go into it this year knowing that 3 weeks of prayer and fasting is not easy, but at the same time knowing God works and I am looking forward to that. During this time I’m sure most of my posts will be verses I have been meditating on, and ways God is speaking to in this time. Or I may not write a lot as God works on me during this time.
“Is not this the fast that I choose: to loose the bonds of wickedness, to undo the straps of the yoke, to let the oppressed go free, and to break every yoke? Is it not to share your bread with the hungry and bring the homeless poor into your house; when you see the naked, to cover him, and not to hide yourself from your own flesh? Then shall your light break forth like the dawn, and your healing shall spring up speedily; your righteousness shall go before you; the glory of the Lord shall be your rear guard. Then you shall call, and the Lord will answer; you shall cry, and he will say, ‘Here I am.’ If you take away the yoke from your midst, the pointing of the finger, and speaking wickedness, if you pour yourself out for the hungry and satisfy the desire of the afflicted, then shall your light rise in the darkness and your gloom be as the noonday. And the Lord will guide you continually and satisfy your desire in scorched places and make your bones strong; and you shall be like a watered garden, like a spring of water, whose waters do not fail.” (Isaiah 58:6–11, ESV)