My first worldwide Bible study.
I am very excited to announce that, as part of my fourth year thesis for my Christian Studies undergrad, I have been working on a project I am very excited to release.
A Bible study done online, and also with weekly meetings in Kitchener/Waterloo, ON, will be launching on Cassie’s Cookery the first week of 2019.
This will entail short podcasts, discussion/journal guides, Scriptures readings and other sourced information, along with much more content.
I am excited to have this incredible opportunity to “practice” ministry in a manner I feel so passionate about, too.
The topic is one I believe so important, and one of the best things, though maybe seemingly most challenging things, we could choose to do. But I believe it will change your life. I believe God will change your life.
The topic– you guessed it– is fasting.
But I’m not talking about fasting food necessarily.
I’m talking about fasting that is truly returning to the Lord. And this will take some prayer and thought.
Ask yourself… then ask God…
What do you do too much of that doesn’t please God?
What is an idol in your life that you love/pay more attention to than Jesus?
What takes up your brain space/heart/thought/time?
This will be the hardest kind of thing to give up. But it will be the best thing to I’ve up.
Here’s what Jesus promises you..
He will return to you what you sacrifice to Him, better than you could ever imagine.
He will teach you how to love better, and He will expand your capacity.
Bonus: you’ll more than likely be more productive, and reap all kinds of other benefits God has planned for you.
We’re created to live closely to Him. He sacrificed His perfect life for us. Anything we could sacrifice for Him is minuscule in comparison.
Dr. Bill Bright, in his guide Why You Should Fast, listed the following reasons for fasting something that is an idol in your life.
•Fasting was an expected discipline in both the Old and New Testament eras.
•Fasting and prayer can restore the loss of the “first love” for your Lord and result in a more intimate relationship with Christ.
•Fasting is a biblical way to truly humble yourself in the sight of God.
•It enables the Holy Spirit to reveal your true spiritual condition, resulting in brokenness, repentance, and a transformed life.
•Fasting will encourage the Holy Spirit to quicken the Word of God in your heart and His truth will become more meaningful to you.
•Fasting can transform your prayer life into a richer and more personal experience.
It is absolutely free to join and take part in this, and the resources will be available on the blog to everyone. And, for those in KW, we will have weekly studies beginning January 2019. More details to follow.
For now: spread the word, be encouraged, and don’t hesitate to talk to me with any questions!