Matthew 6:16 (NASB) "“Whenever you fast, do not put on a gloomy face as the hypocrites do, for they neglect their appearance so that they will be noticed by men when they are fasting. Truly I say to you, they have their reward in full."I was told that I wear my heart on my sleeve, I wasn't sure if that was good thing or not! Today's verse speaks to us about fasting, and how we are to "look" as we fast. I had come upon a terrible scene as we responded to a motor vehicle accident. There was loss of life and others injured severely. After we did what we could, we began to walk back to the fire engine and I began to shed a few tears. The loss of life and the injuries had gotten to me as I reflected upon the scene. Sometimes it's ok to let others know what you're going through but when it comes to fasting, we should fast unto the Lord, not man! Fasting at this time of the year shouldn't become a badge that we wear on our chest but upon our hearts in offering it up to the Lord! No gloomy faces but open hearts as we fast! peace, tom
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