Verse For the Day

Isaiah 58:6-7 (NIV) "Is this not the kind of fasting I have chosen: to loose the chains of injustice...Is it not to share your food with the hungry...?"

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Day One

Last night, I started questioning whether it would be right to blog about my decision to fast. I don't want to get put in the spotlight because of this, but rather I want to give glory to God, my Creator. If my efforts raise one person's  awareness of the issues of hunger and poverty, and move them to become part of the solution, then this publication will have been worthwhile.

It's 1:30 in the afternoon as I write. I have had a simple breakfast and lunch, and feel fine. Believe me, I won't be wearing sackcloth during these forty days. Although I have never fasted for longer than a day in the past, I go into this journey with joy. This morning I read Isaiah, chapter 58 in its entirety, a chapter that speaks of the fast that God wants. Using that portion of the Bible as my guideline, I know that I can return to and read the chapter whenever my resolve weakens. And of course, there are many other places in God's Word about fasting. It will be interesting to study them more fully.

Until tomorrow then, may you experience the blessings of our Lord. Hasta luego!


  1. There's nothing wrong with you blogging about your journey. Like you said, if nothing else you're raising awareness for hunger and perhaps even inspiring others to join you on these 40 days.

  2. Thanks, Liz - I guess it just feels right to me.