Fasting for Justice

 

In today’s world, folks march for justice, but I remember a time when folks fasted for justice. When I was in high school, there were several folks who fasted to get attention. The day I graduated from high school, I went to see the movie Gandi. The movie retells the amazing times of fasting Gandi did and called others to to highlight the needs in India. I realize he was not a Christian, but he did tap into a “spiritual law” of God’s Kingdom. God appreciates a fast for the cause of justice. I wonder if anyone who is worried about bullying today has considered fasting and prayer? Listen again to Isaiah teaching on fasting.

 

Isaiah 58:6 (NIV) “Is not this the kind of fasting I have chosen: to loose the chains of injustice and untie the cords of the yoke, to set the oppressed free and break every yoke?

 

I believe that America needs a heart change. I believe that the injustices we see in the area of race, bullying and poverty would be adjusted by God’s hand quickly if we fasted regularly. This year I plan on spending Wednesdays until sundown fasting for the Church and injustice in our nation. I would like to ask you to consider if God might lead you to join in that. I believe that revival and repentance will cure our nation’s needs faster than anything devised by man.

 

PRAY: “Lord, give us heart for healing injustice through prayer and fasting. Help me, In Jesus Name. Amen.”