Posts Tagged ‘Daniel Fast’

I’ll Cry Tomorrow

From time to time,  the late-night show with Seth Myers (as host) does a little skit where Seth ask a guest to forgive him. Everyone realizes it is just a skit but Seth takes a lot of persuasions to get forgiveness from his guest. Sometimes never getting it.  For the least infraction he has to beg for forgiveness. On the other hand, the guest admits to doing all sorts of infractions against Seth and he immediately forgives them. As Christians, we should be more like the part Seth plays. I am not suggesting we lay down and behave like lap dogs. That is not what being a Christian is all about.
For boys and girls, it may be your favorite toy your friend broke. Forgive your friend. Your friend may not have broken your toy intentionally. He or she feels bad. Maybe because of jealousy the toy was broken. Your friend wanted a toy like yours and their parent/parents would not get it. It doesn’t matter. Forgive the person who has wronged you. The book of Matthew 6:14, 15

For if ye forgive men their trespasses, your heavenly Father will also forgive you:
But if ye forgive not men their trespasses, neither will your Father forgive your trespasses.

We, as a church, are on the Daniel Fast and our theme is forgiveness. The Daniel Fast only last  21 days. Forgiveness last forever. During the Fast, we only eat fruit and vegetables. A young minister in training at our church during our daily  6:30 p. m. prayer meeting during our Daniel Fast spoke to us Thursday night, January 11, 2018, on forgiveness. He said our pastor said sometimes we forgive others but we find it difficult to forgive ourselves.
It is important to forgive yourself. Our minds sometimes play tricks on us. When we least expect it, some infraction we made years ago is brought to our remembrance. At that time, it is important that we have the right scripture to quote to our mind.
Like the non-Christian, the one we love the most is sometimes the one hardest to forgive. God so Loved the World that He gave his only begotten son, so that who-so-ever believes in Him shall not perish but have life and have it more abundantly.
Do not worry about that toy or that special thing you lost, God will repay. Maybe not the way you were expecting, but you will find a reward that no person can undo. You don’t have to cry today. There was a movie when I was a child staring Susan Hayward called “I’ll Cry Tomorrow”.   Tomorrow never comes. There will be no need to cry today nor tomorrow if you put your hand in the hands of your Heavenly Father.

An Incomplete Puzzle

An Incomplete Puzzle
I have felt like I was living in an incomplete puzzle.
I awoke this morning to a complete puzzle. Ever since 2006 when my husband and son passed away in an automobile accident, I have felt as if I was in an incomplete puzzle. When I came home from the hospital, I knew I would have to learn to live without them. I knew it would be difficult but then I didn’t imagine how difficult it would be. After all I had lost my friend, my accountant, my business manager, my lover and my home repairman. In addition I lost my mother and my son as well.
Whoopi Goldberg, on the View said it smartly; the three worst words spoken in the English language: “You complete me” Those three little words have made a liar of so many people. No one completes you but you.
I have my Pastor to thank. Every year we have Pray and fasting in the month of January. In the month of August my church celebrates Prayer and Feasting. At our time for Prayer and Fasting we celebrate the Daniel Fast. In August we celebrate going without something we truly love other than food. On Both occasions, we ask God for what is in our heart to ask for and thank Him for gifts already received. I will not share what I asked for because God has not answered my prayer yet. I will admit I asked God for something I cannot get from neither man nor woman. God has no respect of person neither do I.  He does not favor Gentiles over Jews nor males  over females. My answer will come because it is biblical. Anything biblical asked in the father’s name shall come to pass. Don’t ask for something that belongs to someone else. God is neither heard of hearing nor dumb. God completes me. This morning I awoke to a new day. All is well. I am complete. I cannot tell you when or how it happens.  I only know I just felt complete.