Lynn Green

So, I am fasting for a few days.

I want to see some breakthroughs in my personal life and in some ministries I am responsible for, so I am fasting.  Coincidentally, my New Testament reading today was in Matthew 11 where Jesus refers to the reputation of John the Baptist contrasted that with what people were saying about him.  I like the way it is stated in The Message.  Jesus said,

“John came fasting and they called him crazy.  I came feasting and they called me a lush, a friend of the riffraff.”

What if Jesus had lived like John?  I think the world would be a different place.  If he had been an ascetic, like John, Christianity would be focussed on seeking God’s approval via self-denial and hardship.  Of course, there have been those Christians who pursued lives of great sacrifice and self-denial.  One of my favourite sites during…

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