Tuesday, June 2, 2009

Titus 2 Tuesday - Fasting and Prayer

What have learned from another woman this week? (or ever)

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It is hard to believe it has been a full week since I have posted! Sometimes God is more active in the silence than words...

Today I am honoring two women, Traci and Kathryn, that I have gotten to know over the course of this year by praying with them. Our children attend school together and we have been meeting once a week to pray for the school, the administration, faculty, staff and each student by name. We were not able to make it every single week; but it wasn't about whether or not you were there every week...it was about the heart of covering the school and all within it in prayer.

The sweet fellowship of agreeing in prayer with these women has blessed me. The ministry that they run has also resonated within me. You can check it out here.

I first met Traci at the end of year class picnic last year. (Our daughters are in the same class.) At the time, I was considering home schooling my children and she shared with me how she had home schooled in the past. When I asked her what it was that had made her stop homeschooling, she shared that God had called her to begin a ministry. (Kathryn has become a ministry partner with her.)

If you have ever desired to go deeper in your relationship with the Lord, this is such an amazing resource and tool. The heart of it all is getting back to our first love through fasting, prayer, and spending time in the Word of God. Although you are fasting; the emphasis is on feasting on God's Word. For those who are looking for a place to begin, they have written a program called, "EAT" that breaks down Scriptures to focus on for breakfast, lunch and dinner. They have done a wonderful job explaining different ways to fast, how to transition out of a fast, etc.

What I have come to respect and love most about these women is that they are genuine and they are bold. They are surrendered to Christ and taking each step as He leads in His authority. It has been deeply inspirational to me in my own walk.

What have you learned from another wise woman? ALL of us can learn something from one another. Join in and then go read these posts!
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Dawn Jenkins said...

I have never thought of fasting as "feasting on God's Word"...WOW!!! I will be chewing on that all day. I posted Titus 2 on my blog today. Have a blessed day!
p.s. I did change my blog again...DON'T LAUGH. I finally figured out some things, so the blog make-over is OVER. Seriously it is...=) Ha!

Gretchen said...

Fasting is something i've avoided fully because, quite frankly, my food issues get in the way. But I'm learning and growing, and have attempted some short fasts, and honestly, they really are fantastic.

jerriann said...

Hi, I'm linking with yo this afternoon for Titus 2 Tuesday post. I was in a hurry this morning and forgot. So sorry. :)

Also, I'm doing a give away, check it out, if you want to.

HappyascanB said...

These sound like two amazing ladies! i'm going to have to check out their ministry. . . .

Kathryn said...

Shanda~ You are such a wonderful encourager! Thank you. :-)

It has truly been my (our!) blessing and privilege to connect with you this year. Your love for the Lord, and your faithfulness and obedience to Him, is palpable. This side of Heaven, you may never know how many lives are being influenced by your "Teachable Heart" (both the heart in your person that beats for Him and the teaching in your blog that honors Him!).

What a precious gift He has given us by intersecting our lives here on earth ... and in cyberspace. "As iron sharpens iron ..." (Proverbs 27:17)

I love you, dear sister! :-)

His Girl said...

I used to struggle with fasting because I have blood sugar issues. Then, God showed me that I could fast from other things (like my computer) in order to clear the way to really feast with Him all day. Been a beautiful way to really focus on Jesus, especially in rough times.

great post!