A WORD FOR TODAY
Our attitude to the Lord's commandments and instructions is something we must watch all the time to make sure that it fits into what the Lord wants us to do.
To fast is one of the things we are expected to be doing during this season. Fasting from food and drink is a wonderful thing, because it helps us to stay focused and to subdue the desires of the flesh, however a more honourable way is to fast from sin and all the things that make us to disobey God's commandments.
If we have the right attitude during our fasting, it will be acceptable before the Lord, bring us healing and make the Lord to hear us when we call upon Him in prayers, but if we have the wrong attitude, it will merit us no reward._
The prophet Isaiah in the first reading reminds us of the proper way to fast. Our fasting days should not be a moment to quarrel, fight, be unjust and wicked to people, instead, it should be a time to show mercy and love to people, share your food with the hungry, cloth the naked, set prisoners free, welcome the Homeless and be of assistance to the needy.*_
If your fasting does not bring joy and happiness to those around you, it is simply a wasted effort. Our fasting should help us to do good and touch lives positively. We must stay focused and do things the right way so as to get a reward from the Lord._
Use your fasting to touch lives positively and you will be making yourself a worthy ambassador of God who has chosen you to represent Him. Do not let your fasting and abstinence be a waste, use it to do good and God will be happy with you and will answer you when you call Him.
Good morning dearest one. SmileðŸ˜Šas you do your work and do have a wonderful day. May your effort to do God's will never be in vain, but let it bring you blessings in abundance. Amen. *And May the Almighty God bless you: the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit. Amen*_
*Meditation:* Isaiah 58:1-9/Psalm 51:3-6,18-19/Matthew 9:14-15
*Wach-Word: Seek good and not evil, that you may live
Fasting is good when you use it to do the things that will bring glory to the name of the Lord.#Let your fast set the captives free and help the poor and oppressed.