Monday, January 12, 2009

The 21 Day Fast Has Begun

Our Bounty, originally uploaded by Thomas Lester.

Sunday was the first day of our 21 day fast. I was originally planning on doing a liquids only fast. However, the rest of my family is doing the "Daniel Fast", which is fruits and veggies. So, I've decided to join them. The picture above is our "bounty" from the farmers market Saturday morning. We got a LOT of food. It's not too hard... last night we had potatoes, salad, and corn for dinner. I had apple and steel cut oatmeal w/ raisins for breakfast. Home made lintel soup for lunch. I think we are having veggie stir fry tonight. Yum!

Today's Bible readings...

Wow... I'm starting to think if you just modernized the old testament, you could make it a hit prime time television series. Imagine the television announcer guy's voice, "In tonight's episode... Esau marries two women that drive his parents to the brink of insanity. Meanwhile, back at the ranch, Isaac gets duped by his no good spoiled son into giving Jacob his brother inheritance. Tune in tonight at 10 Eastern, 9 Central to find out how Esau plans to get his revenge!"

I also read from Proverbs (which is my favorite book of the Bible, btw). I like this one a lot. Proverbs 3:9-10: "Honor the Lord with your wealth and with the best part of everything you produce". As Christians I think we need to do things BETTER than what the world expects. There are so many Christians that miss this. I've seen way too many times people doing a poor job at their profession or ministry and profiting by the fact that they are "Christian". Take the music biz. I've heard the phrase, "not bad for a Christian artist". I hate that phrase. It should be, "That guy's a Christian artist, so you know it's going to be great!"

Everything we do should be done the best we can. It is to honor God. What better reason is there than that?

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GT - Going Turbo said...

You got that bit wrong. It is Esau who married two wives that drives his parents mad, not Jacob. Even though, Jacob did marry two wives but that is years later.

Thomas Lester said...

@GT - you are correct! I have corrected that in my blog. Thanks for catching that.

oldguy said...

Matthew 6:16,17,18