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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