Throughout Scripture God allows challenges, setbacks, and negative scenarios because it’s against the backdrop of impossibilities that His beauty shines through. –Tony Evans, Pathways-Lessons from Esther, From Providence to Purpose And so, it is for us, in the face of seemingly insurmountable obstacles, God is waiting to display His glory! We are His sheep (John … Continue reading September Fast Finale
This month has been a purpose-filled journey! While fasting and spending time in prayer, I traveled through a portion of the life experiences of the Jews as many of them are captives in the Persian Empire. Along with the study book Pathways—Lessons from Esther, From Providence to Purpose by Tony Evans, I gained a greater … Continue reading September Fast Done Purposefully
A characteristic of mine is that I am a fixer! I like to see problems fixed! I like to help people get fixed! Unfortunately, for years, I tried to do it my way and in my own strength. Seeking God’s plan and waiting for His direction, well, that just took too long, and I couldn’t … Continue reading September Fast Fixer
As I approach a month long fast, I usually know what to expect. However, as a wise man said, “We can make our plans, but the LORD determines our steps” (Proverbs 16:9, NLT). So, for those times when I am invited to indulge in something I love, like an autumn festival, I need wisdom in … Continue reading September Fast by Faith
During a fast, when I am purposely asking the Lord to show me more of Him and less of me, you never know where it will take you. One place has been to a text message my 23-year-old nephew sent me just 17 days before he died. As I read it, I could not keep … Continue reading September Fast – He responded!
How did I get here? What led me to start a “no dairy, no sugar” fast in 2017? At the time I thought it was the health issues I was experiencing. But now, I know without a doubt, it was the providential hand of God. I may never fully understand His methods, but I am … Continue reading September Fast: A VITAL MESSAGE
When encountering temptation or any difficult course, God’s Word equips me to wage war and bring down strongholds. Fasting has brought temptations and difficult courses not only to my door but as constant companions. So, a good plan for any day will always include setting boundaries. Start today envisioning your new role as a Boundary … Continue reading A Boundary Setter (September Fast)
This Labor Day Weekend has been a blessed time of catching up with “old” friends as well as family. The middle of August, COVID prevented us from attending our grands adoption celebration, so we were excited to meet up with our older daughter’s family and celebrate some birthdays in addition. For some time now we … Continue reading September Fast & Battle-Weary Pilgrims
What better way to open the door for greater joy and contentment than asking the Lord to open my eyes to what I am usually too busy to see: His providential hand in my life! Today, I had a different physical therapist who implemented a strategy that worked muscles I had not worked in a … Continue reading Ending First Day of my September Fast, 2022!
Situated at my computer while adding up my September Fasts, I am stunned this time will be my 6th abstaining from dairy and sugar. But what is more, because of the intense year this has been with sickness, injury, a nephew going through Stem Cell Transplant and then just a few months later dying, I … Continue reading September Fast, 2022, Begins!