A teaching from scripture(?) about a mysterious thing called: fasting,(?) God’s way ? Just saying…

This is a topic that is almost inexaustive for the Lord and His scripture, and beyond my ability to write about giving it the time and attention it deserves. Yet I hear no one else really talking about this… Unless, sorry to say; their trying to make money or manipulate the poor and needy for their own gain. If you doubt this just read the book of Amos, and open your eyes to the streets, and the poor in your neighborhood… In your own church.

I pray that everyone has a wonderful New year. I can hardly believe I made it to 2020! Wow! Thank you God!

This isn’t an easy topic for me to write about because I have lived this out every day for the last seven years… ( almost eight )…  I think sometimes the ‘church’ reads a different book than I do? It really breaks not only my heart yet I have witnessed this anti-biblical standard actually allows someones daughter, or son.now older, literally die on the streets, alone… Feeling unloved, abandoned by all… Even God!

We talk alot about the love of God, and yet am unable to be the light to the poor… Let alone the world!? These are some of the most beautiful words I’ve ever read about God’s heart for the poor. The prophets being the heart of God… plead all throughout scripture on behalf of the poor and needy… 196 times, 11 prophets in all, if I remember correctly. The verses below are from Isaiah 58, a very small chapter yet full of love, compassion, mercy… To love God with all your heart soul mind and strength… And to love your neighbor as yourself… Is not this what the whole of the prophets and writings are hung upon?

In writing that I have to ask anyone who reads this and have lost a loved one 💔 to the streets… Please forgive me for bringing any pain to your heart?


5 Is it such a fast that I have  chosen ? a day for a man to afflict his soul ? [is it] to bow down his head as a bulrush, and to spread sackcloth and ashes [under him]? wilt thou call this a fast, and an acceptable day to the LORD ?

6 Is] not this the fast that I have  chosen ? to loose the bands of  wickedness, to undo the heavy  burdens, and to let the oppressed go free, and that ye break every yoke ?

7 Is it] not to deal thy bread to  the hungry, and that thou bring  the poor that are cast out to thy  house ? when thou seest the  naked, that thou cover him; and  that thou hide not thyself from  thine own flesh ?

8 shall thy light break  forth as the morning, and thine  health shall spring forth speedily: and thy righteousness shall go  before thee; the glory of the  LORD  shall  be thy rereward.

9 Then shalt thou call, and the  LORD shall answer; thou shalt  cry, and he shall say, Here I [am]. If thou take away from the midst of thee the yoke, the putting  forth of the finger, and speaking vanity;

10 And [if] thou draw out thy  soul to the hungry, and satisfy  the afflicted soul; then shall thy  light rise in obscurity, and thy  darkness [be] as the noonday:

11 And the LORD shall guide  thee continually, and satisfy thy  soul in drought, and make fat thy  bones: and thou shalt be like a  watered garden, and like a spring of water, whose waters fail not.

12 And [they that shall be] of  thee  shall build the old waste  places:  thou shalt raise up the  foundations of many  generations; and thou shalt be  called, The repairer of the  breach, The restorer of paths to  dwell in.

13 If thou turn away thy foot  from the sabbath, [from] doing  thy pleasure on my holy day; and call the sabbath a delight,  the holy of the LORD,  honourable; and shalt honour  him, not doing thine own ways,  nor  finding  thine own pleasure,  nor speaking  [thine own] words:

14 Then shalt thou delight thyself in the LORD; and I will cause thee to ride upon the high places of the earth, and feed thee with the heritage of Jacob thy father: for the mouth of the LORD hath spoken [it] (!).