3rd October 2011

Fasting or feasting?

Fasting is traditionally an abstinence from something such as food. Feasting is something we do rather a lot. What sort of things do you spend a lot of your time feasting on? Let me offer a few examples: television, computer games, music, sport, mobile phones… You get the idea.

There is a contrast between fasting and feasting. We give up one thing to gain another. We fast food and other things so we can feast on God.

As we focus on God and His word we are aware of other things we can fast from and feast on:

Fast from discontent; feast on thankfulness.
Fast from worry; feast on trust.
Fast from anger; feast on patience.
Fast from self-concern; feast on compassion for others.
Fast from unrelenting pressures; feast on unceasing prayers.
Fast from bitterness; feast on forgiveness.
Fast from discouragement; feast on hope.
Fast from media hype; feast on the honesty of the Bible.
Fast from idle gossip; feast on purposeful silence.
Fast from problems that overwhelm; feast on prayer that under girds.

Can you think of anything else during this season that you can fast from and feast upon?

Reading: Hebrews 12:1-3
Next Prayer Meeting: Tomorrow at 12.30pm

Adrian Pursglove

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