This is the question I've been hearing lately, regarding the completion of my 2016, 6 Fast.
There is a "next".
I mean, of course there is a "next".
How could there not be a "next"?
It would be so very unfortunate,
after moving through something so life-changing for me,
to go back to the way things were before.
I am forever changed.
I've asked it of myself.
"Where do I go from here?"
Obviously, I don't have all of the answers right now.....
but I do, at least, have a direction.
As I stated in Breaking the Power Of Flesh,
"My 6 Fast has been completed.
True fasting can begin."
According to Isaiah 58,
this is what true fasting looks like.....
:6"to break the chains of injustice,
get rid of exploitation in the workplace,
free the oppressed,
:7 sharing your food with the hungry,
inviting the homeless poor into your homes,
putting clothes on the shivering ill-clad,
being available to your own families."
:9“.......get rid of unfair practices,
quit blaming victims,
quit gossiping about other people’s sins,
:10 [be] generous with the hungry
and start giving yourselves to the down-and-out,
:13 “......watch your step on the Sabbath
and don’t use my holy day for personal advantage,
.....treat the Sabbath as a day of joy,
God’s holy day as a celebration,
.......honor it by refusing ‘business as usual,’
making money, running here and there—"
I've been searching my heart,
and asking the Lord,
"What does this look like for me?"
There is a lot of instruction here.
And, I want to walk in all of it.
this is what the Lord has asked me to walk in.
Overwhelming as it seems,
this is what my, "next" will be.
While I still don't have it all figured out,
while I don't yet know exactly how I will walk in all of this,
while I am actually freaking out about putting all of this into practice,
I do know one place to start.....
I will start with,
The Cost Of My Blind Consumerism.