A FAST OF THE HEART

A FAST

A FAST
YOU CALL IT

YOU CALL IT
A FAST
WHEN YOU REFRAIN FROM FOOD
AND
BEVERAGES
OF
YOUR CHOICE

YOU CALL THIS
A FAST
UNTO
ME

BUT
CHURCH
I
LOOK UPON YOU
AND
I
GRIEVE
FOR
YOUR MISUNDERSTANDING
FOR
YOU STARVE YOURSELVES
AND
YOUR FAMILY
AND YET
THE FAST
I
CALL
FOR
IS
OF
A
DIFFERENT KIND
A
DIFFERENT NATURE!

I
CALL
YOU
TO STOP
YOUR
JUDGMENTS
YOUR
RIDICULE
YOUR
LETHARGY
YOUR
HYPOCRISY
YOUR
BLASPHEMY!

I
CALL
YOU
TO STOP
FEEDING YOURSELVES
WITH THE
SELF-RIGHTEOUS TEACHING
OF
TODAY
WHICH TELLS YOU
THAT YOU
ARE
RIGHT BEFORE
ME
BY
FOLLOWING THE RULES
OF
THE CHURCH!

DON'T YOU KNOW
THAT AS YOU
FAST
THE TEMPTATIONS
BECOME
MORE REAL
THE DEMONS LOUDER
AND
MORE
PREDOMINANT?

DON'T YOU KNOW
THAT MANY OF YOU
WILL
BARELY SURVIVE
THE
FAST
OF
THE BODY
FOR
I
DID
NOT
CALL YOU
TO IT?

I
CALLED
SOME TO COME
AND
FAST AND PRAY
SOME
OF
MY CHOOSING
BUT
FOR THE MOST PART
MY BODY
FASTS
OUT
OF
IGNORANCE

I
CALL
YOU
TO
A
FAST
OF
THE HEART
WHERE YOU WITHHOLD
FROM YOUR HEART
THOSE THINGS
AND
PEOPLE
WHICH YOU PUT
BEFORE
ME

I
CALL
YOU
TO
LAY THESE THINGS
AT
THE ALTAR
NOT FOOD

I
CALL
YOU
TO
LAY DOWN
YOUR PRECIOUS TIME
TO
SPEND IT WITH
ME

I
CALL
YOU
TO
LAY DOWN
YOUR RESPECT
YOUR REPUTATION
TO
HEAR MY VOICE
AND
OBEY

I
CALL
YOU
TO
LAY DOWN
ALL
THAT BLOCKS OUR COMMUNION
AND
THEN
I
WILL
ACCEPT YOUR SACRIFICE
YOUR FAST!

COME BEFORE
ME
CHURCH
I
WILL SURELY
NOT
CAST YOU OUT
BUT
I
SPEAK TO YOU
TODAY
OF
OBEDIENCE

FOR YOU SEE
I
PREFER
YOUR OBEDIENCE
TO
YOUR FASTS
AND
YOUR SACRIFICE

FOR YOU SEE
OBEDIENCE
TO
ME
SPEAKS
OF
MY SOVEREIGNTY
AND
MY ABILITY
TO
TAKE CARE OF YOU

WHEREAS
YOUR FAST
SPEAKS
OF
POVERTY
SELF-INFLICTED
AND
NOT
BEARING MUCH FRUIT

MANY FAST
HOPING TO WIN
MY FAVOR
BUT
CHURCH
I
WILL
NOT
PLAY THESE GAMES

I AM
A
GOD
WHO KNOWS
YOUR INNER HEART
YOUR TRUE MOTIVES
AND
I
WILL
NOT
BE FOOLED

I
WILL
SHOW MYSELF
TO
THE PURE IN HEART
AND
HUMBLED OF SPIRIT
WITH
OR
WITHOUT A FAST

I
WILL
BE GLAD
WHEN THIS
FAST
IS
OVER
FOR MOSTLY
WHAT IS ON THE MINDS
AND
HEARTS OF MY PEOPLE
IS
WHEN
THEY WILL BE ABLE
TO
EAT
AGAIN

THIS FAST
ACTUALLY PREOCCUPIES
THEIR MIND AND HEART
WHEN IT COULD
BE FOCUSED
ON
ME
AND
ON OTHERS

GIVE UP THE FAST
PEOPLE!!!

I
CALL
YOU
TO
REPENTANCE - 1ST!

I
CALL
YOU
TO
OBEDIENCE - 2ND!

AND

I
CALL
YOU
TO
LOVE
ALL-OUT
ABANDONED LOVE
OF
ME

AND
THEN THE
TRUE FAST
BEGINS

THE FAST OF THE HEART!!!



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