READ: Isaiah 58:6-9 Free those who are wrongly imprisoned; lighten the burden of those who work for you. Let the oppressed go free, and remove the chains that bind people. Share your food with the hungry, and give shelter to the homeless. Give clothes to those who need them, and do not hide from relatives who need your help.
“Then your salvation will come like the dawn, and your wounds will quickly heal. Your godliness will lead you forward, and the glory of the Lord will protect you from behind. Then when you call, the Lord will answer. ‘Yes, I am here,’ he will quickly reply.
In this scripture in Isaiah, God was telling us what kind of fasting he wants. He doesn't want people who do things for show. He wants us to be REAL! He wants us to set people free. So many are chained in bondage of sin, and bondages of sickness - and they need a way out. We (Christians) have the answer, but when go around living life for ourselves and not sharing Jesus with them - we are not doing our part.
He wants us to share our food, give shelter and clothing to those who need it. Just to be there for people who need it - there are so many around us who need help.
The Bible tells us that when we do these things our LIGHTS WILL SHINE out into the darkness and the darkness around us will become bright. We really can change our world!
The promise follows..... the Lord will guide you continually giving you water when you are dry and restoring your strength. Your salvation will come like the dawn, your wounds will quickly heal, your godliness will lead your forward and the glory of the Lord will protect you from behind.
The Lord says, when you call, I will answer quickly, "YES, I AM HERE".
Do you feel like God is distant from you? Look to others around you and be a light to them... people are searching, and YOU have the answer! Share Jesus and HIS LOVE to those around you.