HOPE*ann*FAITH

Living and Writing on Purpose: God * Life * Love * Realtionships * The Important Things.

God is doing something BIG!!!

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My husband and I have been on a fast since the beginning of the year. It’s a God thing. It’s a unity thing. The results are becoming quite evident though. Very evident.

Let me tell you, we’ve fasted before and been successful…for 21 Days! Seriously!

At that time my husband did a total liquid fast. He only had soup and boost when absolutely necessary, and the soup was tomato type. No solid food.

I did a liquid Daniel fast, whole fruit and vegetable drinks, with a boost when the need for protein made itself evident.

That fast went fairly easily, after the first week or so we did fine.

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This fast, is a one week First Fruits Fast…giving ourselves to fasting and prayer for 2009.

Oh man ! I am hungry! I really don’t remember this kind of hunger taking me to prayer the last fast. With each hunger pang I pray what is on my heart…faith, hope, prosperity, unity, people etc.

Yesterday, my day was way too unstructured!  Once again on a Daniel Fast  had a baked potatoe with broccoli with mushrooms…I was just surfing around on the internet, not being productive at all, when I decided I wanted to eat something. I decided to wait a bit longer and went into the bathroom for something when I had a thought. I should say the Holy Spirit spoke up and asked are you hungry? The answer was no! The urge to eat something immediately subsided! I stood looking in the mirror amazed.

Now, I confessed here before that I hear the voice of God audibly. And I will admit here, again, that I believe I am blessed this way because of my brick of a head! Often the voice has been scolding and loud! (:

The voice was so crystal clear this time! Like this…crystal clear sound…

Crystal Clear Voice of the King

Crystal Clear Voice of the King

 

It was amazing…I thought I had been blessed with His voice before…this was dynamic and comforting in the same breath!

I was not hungry.

Now, I have been focusing on my Health and Finances with God.   So suddenly I realize.

I have not suffered with breathing problems for a couple of weeks now.

Glory to God!

 My leg aches and pains at night have all but disappeared. 

Praise God!

 My recent and intense neck, shoulder and arm pain are gone too.

Thank you Father for your faithfulness to me!

That (the neck, arm and shoulder) was because I listened finally to the Holy Spirit…Pain Gone! 

So I know that I know that God is doing a HUGE thing here. It is absolutely incredible. So regardless of what I hear, see or feel…

Proverbs 3:4-6 

 

 4 Then you will win favor and a good name
       in the sight of God and man.

 5 Trust in the LORD with all your heart
       and lean not on your own understanding;

 6 in all your ways acknowledge him,
       and he will make your paths straight.

I will not lean on my own understanding!

To once again quote my favorite Devotional ~ Oswald Chambers:

I will continue to “step out into the Irresistible Future with Him.”

Blessings!

 

Author: Hopeannfaith

Welcome, I'm Andrea ... HOPEannFAITH ... I write and take pictures as a way of expression. These are gifts given by a loving and indulgent Father, to a headstrong and stubborn daughter, with much to say. A semi-retired social worker/secretary, I now call myself a writer. I've published one internet article and written many blog posts. However, publishing does not make one a writer, anymore than taking a box camera to the park makes one a photographer. What makes one who and what they are? Well God for one ... formed me before the foundations of this world (Psalm 139); and many, many years after putting away my passion for wordsmithing and picture taking He gave it back ... in droves. I am a culmination of my choices and experiences. It is here that my experiences color the world in print and color. It is my goal to reach just one soul a day with love ... encouragement ... understanding or just letting that soul know that they are not alone where they are today. This is about creating ~ all of it. Creating a HOLY and SACRED place where the ugly truth can be healed and the beauty of a moment or a tear can brighten a day for the experience. Why HOPEannFAITH? Hopeannfaith is my inner child, and she is maturing, as she should have done all along. She is learning all about how Faith fulfills Hope. She is learning how to live. HOPEannFAITH ~ the wonder twins all wrapped up in one, me. These are my Journey Journals ~ written and visual. I welcome your company. I welcome your friendships. My Journey is in the light ~ although I have and will share the shadowy corners and the dark ~ so you know that you are never alone there. If we hold hands in the dark, and we walk, side by side, through the shadow, we will reach the Light together. In relationship with one another and with the Light. Blessings.

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