Thought of the Week
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“"Fasting and Feasting"
Enter into a holy fast and a holy feast in each of the days of this season, a fast in which we rend our hearts and not our garments; and a feast in which we act as ambassadors for Christ, and allow God to make His way through us to the world.
– Fast from worry, and feast on divine order by trusting in God.
– Fast from complaining, and feast on appreciation.
– Fast from negatives, and feast on affirmatives.
– Fast from unrelenting pressures, and feast on unceasing prayer.
– Fast from hostility, and feast on tenderness.
– Fast from bitterness, and feast on forgiveness.
– Fast from self–concern, and feast on compassion for others.
– Fast from the shadows of sorrow, and feast on the sunlight of serenity.
– Fast from idle gossip, and feast on purposeful silence.
– Fast from judging others, and feast on the Christ within them.
– Fast from apparent darkness, and feast on the reality of light.
– Fast from thoughts of illness, and feast on the healing power of God.
– Fast from discontent, and feast on gratitude.
– Fast from anger, and feast on optimism.
– Fast from personal anxiety, and feast on eternal truth.
– Fast from discouragement, and feast on hope.
– Fast from lethargy, and feast on enthusiasm.
– Fast from thoughts that weaken, and feast on promises that inspire.
– Fast from problems that overwhelm, and feast on prayer that undergirds.
by Richard J. Fairchild
—Ricahrd J. Fairchild