Sunday, November 02, 2008

Fasting

I'm curious about what kinds of fasting there are and what those of you who have fasted would suggest.

Our church www.northmetro.org is calling on a day of prayer and fasting tomorrow for the benefit of our nation as the following day is election day.

Obviously there is a pretty big rift between people suporting the candidates of the two major political parties. I personally support John McCain, but I fear too many people cannot separate the failures of President Bush from Mr. McCain. They are NOT the same person and it is hardly a reason to turn the leadership of our nation and our military to a man with no military background, very limited leadership experience, and a questionable background that includes openly and willingly associating with a known anti-government terrorist and a pastor who preaches hatred from the pulpit, and what do we really know about Obama's Muslim background/upbringing in a day and age that Muslim extremists want to destroy our country.

4 comments:

Karen (Pediascribe) said...

No help for you on the fasting topic.
But totally agree on the political topic. Too many scary things about Obama. And I don't like that he's come in and charmed so many people so easily. Isn't that what the anti-Christ is going to do? Not that I am saying Obama is the anti-Christ. I am just leery of people who are so charismatic that people blindly follow.

Just don't drink the Kool-Aid :)

Sebren said...

I am putting together some references for you regarding fasting and some helpful suggestions, but the simple of it is this . . . giving up something with a spiritual purpose. For instance, not eating and then using the time you would have normally have had a meal to pray for a specific purpose, i.e. the nation or election. You would also use the reminder of hunger pains has a reminder to pray for the thing you are seeking God's intervention regarding . . . I will send more, but wanted to post something as soon as possible.

My wife, Nikki, and your wife work together . . . that is how I was turned on to your blogging question.

Anonymous said...

Fasting is not something a diabetic should be doing - MOM

the5powells said...

i'm in a mom's group...this week's topic "fasting from a negative attitude" haha!