21-Day Fast (Day 10) Begging Bread

Begging Bread
In Psalm 37:25 David makes a brilliant observation he says, “I have been young, and now am old; yet have I not seen the righteous forsaken, nor his seed begging bread.” Living for God certainly has its benefits as it says later in Psalms, “Blessed be the Lord, who daily loadeth us with benefits, even the God of our salvation. Selah.” I’m loving living for God!

Doesn’t it bless your soul to know that if you are righteous and living for God, you will never be forsaken and have to beg for bread? You say, “Wait a minute, a loaf of bread is only a dollar or two, what’s the big deal?” It’s a HUGE deal. For not only does me being righteous (my righteous is of God) provide me with bread, but there is a generational blessing here that cannot go unnoticed; “nor his seed.” What blessed assurance in knowing that I’m sowing not only into this present generation, but in my generations to come. Hmmm, that’s a lot of bread.

Bread of Heaven
“This is that bread which came down from heaven: not as your fathers did eat manna, and are dead: he that eateth of this bread shall live for ever,” Jesus told his followers. In terms of bread, we’re definitely talking Wonder-ful Bread, not Wonder Bread. Howbeit that was not first which is spiritual, but that which is natural; and afterward that which is spiritual (I Corinthians 15:46). So, if the natural axiom David stated in Psalms applies, we will never have to beg for the spiritual bread Jesus was talking about. Praise the Lord!

When we need more of the Lord in our lives, He’s there! And, not only will he be there for you, but as David pointed out, your seed will never be begging for this Bread! Jesus said, “Ask, and it shall be given you; seek, and ye shall find; knock, and it shall be opened unto you: For every one that asketh receiveth; and he that seeketh findeth; and to him that knocketh it shall be opened.”

So see, there’s no begging involved. You simply ask, AND you teach future generations to follow suit.
 

How Do I Feel?
With this being day 10, I’m extremely weak. I still have to work. This requires a great deal of walking around our plant, and in and out of our plant, but I’m blessed with a desk job, so this helps on the occasion I get to sit at it. I’ve cut out any extra-curricular activities. Each motion brings with it fatigue. I have to rest half way up the stairs. I have even had to rest my arms while typing this. This morning I wasn’t sure if I was going to be able to continue the fast.

On a more positive note, not only has my appetite slowed down for food, but for other non-value added aspects of my life as well. T.V. and movies don’t hold the allure. I don’t feel like reading anything but the Bible. Sadly, even keeping up with my fellow bloggers has been a chore. With the exception of the latter, I don’t mind the reprieve from all that is Hollywood and entertainment. During our carnal times we feel can’t miss one episode of our favorite show, or one more chapter in our favorite book. Fasting gives you a chance to be released from that nonsense for a while to clear your head…and your heart.

Fasting Help 

For some excellent Fasting resources stop by www.gracenewsinfo.com blog and see my latest posting there entitled Fasting Resources.

5 thoughts on “21-Day Fast (Day 10) Begging Bread

  1. Congrats!! At noon today you will be half way finished. From here on out you will be able to say “I can do today…I’ve alredy done __ days”. Day by Day!

  2. Thanks Sis. I can use all the confidence and encouragement I can get today. I’m praying for your job situation too!

  3. I know that since I didn’t go on the fast with you in the actual doing, I did it mentally and my daily prayers have shown it in the direction I was led to go.

    I will benefit from this fast that your Pastor had called, for you see, I too, might not see the results today, week from today, but I know that the Lord knows the end results of our obedience’s will be this…Yes Lord to your Will and to your Way!

    With Love, Your Madre` :)

  4. Im really excited of been a part of this wonderful event this is my first time my daughter explaine what it mean to me. I have a bad cough so im unable to go to work so this is a perfect time to do this I have medication to take but I think I will skip it for a few days I really need to reach out to god for some really hard times that im struggling with plaese hold me up in prayer, let me know what to do daily for this fasting.

    Thank you.

    Claudeta,

    1. Claudeta,
      Thank you for the comment and congratulations on taking this courageous leap of faith. God certainly will meet you, but be forewarned so too will temptation. One very important practical suggestion I would make however is to consult with you physician as to your ability to physically fast for any length of time. This is vital especially with the “cough” and medicine you may be taking for that condition. You’re about to “build” something for the Lord, a stronger relationship, and that being said, even Christ taught us, “For which of you, intending to build a tower, sitteth not down first, and counteth the cost, whether he have sufficient to finish it? 29 Lest haply, after he hath laid the foundation, and is not able to finish it, all that behold it begin to mock him, 30 Saying, This man began to build, and was not able to finish. (Luke 14:28 – 30). So in order to garner the full effect of what you’re intending, be sure your health can withstand this.

      Next, be biblical about your fast. This is not a “weight-loss” program, or an opportunity for us to show how spiritual we are that we are fasting. Again, Jesus taught us the principles in Matthew 6:16 – 18, “16 Moreover when ye fast, be not, as the hypocrites, of a sad countenance: for they disfigure their faces, that they may appear unto men to fast. Verily I say unto you, They have their reward. 17 But thou, when thou fastest, anoint thine head, and wash thy face; 18 That thou appear not unto men to fast, but unto thy Father which is in secret: and thy Father, which seeth in secret, shall reward thee openly.”

      Last word of wisdom I’ll pass on to you, PRAY! The departure from food, pleasures (entertainment, TV, movies, etc.), and the sacrifices that come with that, will be for nought if you don’t couple your fasting with prayer. Allow God to speak to you during your fast. Surround yourself with the Bible, God’s presence, God’s people, and Christian literature. Allow yourself to be purged, physically, spiritually, mentally, and emotionally, of the baggage of your past as you seek God’s divine direction for your future.

      Blessings and prayer for a successful fast,
      Pastor Rodger

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