Compassion

Day Five – Declaration of Dependence

Fasting Date:  Friday, February 09, 2018 “Then I proclaimed a fast there, at the river Ahava, that we might humble ourselves before our God, to seek from him a safe journey for ourselves, our children, and all our goods.  For I was ashamed to ask the king for a band of soldiers and horsemen to […]

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Day Four – Confession for the Culture

Fasting Date:  Thursday, February 8, 2018 “Then I turned my face to the Lord God, seeking him by prayers and pleas for mercy with fasting and sackcloth and ashes.  I prayed and made confession to the Lord my God.” (Daniel 9:3-4a ESV)    If you were to turn to Daniel 9 and read the rest […]

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Day Three – A Prayerful Practice

Fasting Date:  Wednesday, February 7, 2018 “Now on the twenty-fourth day of this month the people of Israel were assembled with fasting and in sackcloth, and with earth on their heads.  And the Israelites separated themselves from all foreigners and stood and confessed their sins and the iniquities of their fathers.” (Nehemiah 9:1-2 ESV)              […]

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Day One – Jesus Fasted

Fasting Date:  Monday, February 5, 2018 “Then Jesus was led up by the Spirit into the wilderness to be tempted by the devil. And after fasting forty days and forty nights, he was hungry.” (Matthew 4:1-2 ESV) Jesus, the perfect Son of God, fasted.  Let that sink in for a moment.  When we question what […]

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Day Two – Feast on the Word

Fasting Date:  Tuesday, February 6, 2018 “And he humbled you and let you hunger and fed you with manna, which you did not know, nor did your fathers know, that he might make you know that man does not live by bread alone, but man lives by every word that comes from the mouth of […]

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Day Six: Depending, Not Demanding

Fasting Date:  Saturday, February 10, 2018 “Then Jehoshaphat was afraid and set his face to seek the Lord, and proclaimed a fast throughout all Judah.  And Judah assembled to seek help from the Lord; from all the cities of Judah they came to seek the Lord.” (2 Chronicles 20:3-4 ESV)                In this passage, the […]

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Day Nineteen: Unshakable Joy in Undesirable Conditions

Fasting Date:  Friday, February 23, 2018 “Though the fig trees should not blossom, nor fruit be on the vines, the produce of the olive fail and the fields yield no food, the flock be cut off from the fold and there be no herd in the stalls, yet I will rejoice in the Lord; I […]

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Day Seventeen: An Invitation to Intimacy

Fasting Date:  Wednesday, February 21, 2018 “Come, everyone who thirsts, come to the waters; and he who has no money, come buy and eat! Come buy wine and milk without money and without price.  Why do you spend your money for that which is not bread, and your labor for that which does not satisfy?  […]

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Day Thirteen: An Empty Bucket Mentality

Fasting Date:  Saturday, February 17, 2018 “Do nothing from selfish ambition or conceit, but in humility count others more significant than yourselves.  Let each of you look not only to his own interests, but also to the interests of others.  Have this mind among yourselves, which is yours in Christ Jesus, who, though he was […]

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Day Eight: A Pleasure-Giving God

Fasting Date:  Monday, February 12, 2018 “You have put more joy in my heart than they have when their grain and wine abound.” (Psalm 4:7 ESV)    Our God is a giver of good gifts.  He is a gracious Father who delights to bless his children and who has abundantly provided us with pleasures to […]

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