Jesus also, that he might sanctify the people with his own blood, suffered outside the gate. Therefore, let us go forth to him outside the camp, bearing his reproach. For we have no continuing city here, but we seek one to come.
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From an email from Brother Jim Kirk.
As I was reading over the weekend, the Lord began flooding me with thoughts about fasting and feasting. Here they are: Let us fast from the cares of this world, but take responsibility. Let us fast from uncontrolled temptations of the flesh, from the want-to-be's, from anxieties and feelings of unworthiness, from what people think of us, from foolishness and disobedience, from uncleanness. Let us fast from fear of failure, from rudeness, hypocrisy, pride, and greed.
But let us feast on God's love and goodness, and on the nature around us. Feast on His mercy and blessings. On gifts of song. On His redeeming power and the hope of His return and our ultimate salvation. Let us feast on His healing power and His Commandments. On His knowledge and counsel and His will for us. Let us feast on the fruits of our efforts. On rejoicing and giving Him praise. On the peace and joy and righteousness in the holy Ghost and on the power of the holy Ghost. Let us feast on life and holiness, on humility and quietness and prayer. On His safety and divine order in everything around us. Let us feast on the fellowship with Him and our brothers and sisters. And lastly, after last Saturday, let us feast on the spirit of laughter.
These are only partial lists so maybe someone would like to add to them. I thank God for the wonderful thoughts he gives us. For me, many times, it just requires getting still. I believe He is anxious to give us more. Thanks John for going over Isaiah 58 last night. It became so much more clear to me.
See you soon,
Bro. Jim K.