Day 206 –
Let’s give them something to talk about….
“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 the 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 forth 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.” Isaiah 58:6-10.
The Lord has not asked us to walk around all uptight, acting like we are better than others, honestly, He’s asked us to do the opposite.
He’d rather us be humble in Spirit, Joyful, and full of Laughter.
When we hold grudges, spread rumors, gossip, speak hate, and point fingers, it truly makes us feel worse. As soon as I do any of these my gut hurts, the Holy Spirit gets my attention, and I know I need to ask for forgiveness. It doesn’t bring me any happiness, I get no joy from the Lord when I hurt others with my words or actions. But when I make a point to help others, encourage others, speak kindness, do good, or show love to others, I’m filled with an overflowing of Joy that Magnifies His Presence.
Let’s put aside judgment and focus on showing kindness to each other, and in this way we are accomplishing a true “Fast” that God desires; the Lord will then turn the darkness around us into LIGHT and the sadness into JOY.
This is what I desire for my family and my friends, and this is also what I desire for you. It is this Joy that will spread like a wild fire.
“For you shall go out in joy and be led forth in peace; the mountains and the hills before you shall break forth into singing, and all the trees of the field shall clap their hands.” Isaiah 55:12.
It’s the Word in Action that will set the World on Fire.
Let’s give the WORLD something to talk about…how about Christ’s LOVE!