Prayer & Fasting: Week 3

…Yet they seek Me daily, And delight to know My ways, As a nation that did righteousness, And did not forsake the ordinance of their God. They ask of Me the ordinances of justice; They take delight in approaching God…
Isaiah 58:2

August 15

Wednesday is chapel day so I was able to take pictures. Last night I spent two hours just updating…the usual stories of the day. It has been a few days since my last “story telling” through word pictures.

Did I tell you I was called to sub for Grades 4, 5, 6 Pilipino class on Monday? Three teachers called in due to an illness of some sort, personally or that of a family member. Since I’ve arrived, the woes I hear have been all related to health…and the Holy Spirit showed me why and what He requires.

On Tuesday I was led to fast and pray. What I am seeing, and what I had seen in the past, brings me to believe that the root cause of sickness and diseases, family/relational problems and financial difficulties, and much poverty in the most of the Two-Thirds World is lack of faith. The absence of a genuine prayer life. We cannot discount the fact that the same holds true for the Western World.

But is it really a sin to doubt? When our faith is lacking, do we not doubt then the omnipotence, omniscience, and faithfulness of God? The Bible commands us to pray without ceasing. James tells us to count it all joy when we are faced with trials of every kind knowing that the testing of our faith produces perseverance.”

…Then your light shall break forth like the morning, Your healing shall spring forth speedily, And your righteousness shall go before you; The glory of the LORD shall be your rear guard.
Isaiah 58:8

Paul exhorts that we are to rejoice in Him always; and with thanksgiving we are to present our petitions before His throne. And the peace of God which passes human understanding will guard our hearts in Christ Jesus. When there is doubt, peace is absent. Know Jesus, know peace. No Jesus, no peace.

God desires that His people should fast and pray according to Isaiah 58.

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