A wise friend, talked about fasting this summer and there was one line that I won't soon forget.
He shared about having a vision of giving, not getting. Taking a look at Isaiah 58 where fasting is for a purpose, our friend Dave said this...
"Fasting is about when you are at the last of your resources and you don't have anymore. You say, 'I will take less so someone else can have some.'"I love this. This has come to my mind time and time again. It has helped me make some beautiful decisions in the last couple of months. Whether it is fasting for physical or spiritual help for another - "I will take less so someone else can have some."
Living faith (again, thoughts taken from our friend)
- chooses the poor
- shares with those who have less
- uplifts those who are humiliated
- gives food
- gives clothes
- gives wealth