Celebratory Fast Ending!

Let me tell you about a gift I was given on Sunday, June 26, 2022! As my husband and I sat in our church service on our 41st Wedding Anniversary, and the day we were ending our Celebratory Fast, a woman from our choir stepped forward to sing special music. She ministered beautifully in a “soprano opera” voice. The song? The Lord’s Prayer! That particular song was a gift from God. You see, 41 years earlier, to the day, that song was being sung by another beautifully talented “soprano opera” voice in our wedding. A dear friend I had met in college and who was from Illinois, where my husband was from, came to Louisiana to sing for my wedding. She is with the Lord now, but Pam was gifted with an exquisite voice that ministered to all for His glory! I love how the God of the Universe reaches down in our chaotic lives and says “Here! This is for you!” “I just want to remind you how much you are loved and that I know the disappointments of this life. And what is so disappointing now will be forever forgotten the minute you step into My new creation that includes all your heart could ever desire and more!” What an amazing God we serve!

Pam Ellsworth and me

And now, let me report on the Celebratory Fast my husband volunteered to participate in for most of June leading up to our 41st anniversary. There were some bumps along the way with negotiations being made, especially for Father’s Day (shaking my head). In the future, I think I will decline his proposal to join me in a “fast.” 😉

But in the end, I think we can agree on limiting sugar and desiring just what is needed for the day, besides keeping commitments to not yield to temptation. As I close these posts for the month of June (our wedding anniversary month) let me share the words from “The Lord’s Prayer.”

Our Father which art in heaven, Hallowed be thy name. Thy kingdom come. Thy will be done in earth, as it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread. And forgive us our debts, as we forgive our debtors. And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil: For thine is the kingdom, and the power, and the glory, forever. Amen. 

Matthew 6:9-15, KJV
41 years as MR. & MRS. ❤

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