To listen to this weeks song for meditation, Click on Lean On Me: Kirk Franklin
Hello Neighbor, I hope all is well in your week so far.
So I’m a huge fan of HDTV. I practically watch it everyday. From House Hunters, and Love It or List It, to the Property Brothers and Fixer Upper who could ask for more in a channel.
But one thing I’ve noticed across the board is that for the most part people want to be as far away from their neighbors as possible.
At first I didn’t even pay that much attention, being an introvert, but after a while it dawned on me that no one wanted to be near their neighbor.
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Hello Surrender Fast Family!
So you’ve made it to week 2. For those who are new to fasting, that must feel like a huge feat. Praise God for His staying power. Keep on surrendering, the best is yet to come!
This week we are continuing to unpack this Cycle’s theme: Mastering the Art of Contentment. As we learned last week being contented is feeling or showing satisfaction with one’s possessions, status, or situation. Contented Christians find joy in every situation and circumstance because they have learned that God’s plan is best and if He allowed a situation in his/her life, He has equipped him/her with the tools to go through. As the scripture reminds us, I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me (Philippians 4:13).
I received an excellent question from Dave Dickinson via Facebook. Dave writes,
If you’re not comfortable with your job, should you be content? I am praying to control my anxiety over my work conditions. To me, contentment means just accepting and being happy with what I currently have. I have humbled myself and my lifestyle, but I am not content because I want better for myself. Is there a balancing point between the two or am I missing a lesson? Continue reading
This was my first 40 day Surrender Fast. In my life it has been hard for me to do a fast, I never finish it and for the first time in my life I finished! I did the whole thing and I’m so grateful to you and God for being there for me.
Because of the fast I was feeling the need to go back to church. So I decide to go back to church, posted it on Facebook and to my Surprise my daughter emailed me and told me “not to go back to that church were they humiliate me and treat me bad”. I was amazed and confused until she express her good feelings about the church that I use to go to The Montgomery Church of Christ (MCOC). When I first move to Maryland I attended that church and liked it. But I lost myself when my baby died. I was going through so much and I became depressed. But the church was wonderful. One of the ex-members of that church invited me to go to a Spanish church because I am Hispanic and I never felt the same again. My daughter never liked any church just MCOC and she told me that if I go back to MCOC that she will go with me once in a while. I started to praise God and cry I was amazed, happy and excited. OMG! Too many emotions because every time I talk about God she has an attitude and look at her now, she wants to go.
And that’s not all. Last night I was doing my Surrender Fast Journal and my granddaughter said, “Nana I want to be like you. She ask me for a notebook and she started reading her Kid’s Bible that I had gotten her and writing down what she was feeling. I give the glory to God. Things are happening all because I decided to follow Jesus. I love him so much and I thank God first and then you and Maria White who introduced me to the 40 Day Surrender Fast. God Bless you.