The Fast That Pleases God

My daily Bible reading took me to Isaiah 58 this morning.  The classic passage of the kind of fast that pleases God.  Since this is the eight day of our twenty one day fast, just a couple of thoughts today from that chapter.

One – the fast that pleases the Lord is one that seeks to please the Lord rather than try to manipulate him.  A foolish thought really.  Thankfully it is impossible to manipulate our heavenly Father.

Second – how do we please him?  Try building relationships with those that God has special concern for.  Can you eat less expensive food in order to have something to share with the hungry?  Can you do with fewer sets of clothes in order to clothe the naked?  Relationships really do matter!

Peace and Joy!

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