Time and again God brings me to my knees over my heart attitude expressed out of my mouth. More than once, God has led me to fast of negative, critical, judgmental, and complaining words. Why a fast of words? Is that a legitimate application of fasting? The Hebrew word "fast" means to cover the mouth. For me, it is harder to fast from words than from food. Abstaining from negative words may be as powerful as fasting from food, because it is a particular battlefield for most of us.
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I had never thought of myself as scared to love, but in that moment I was. The rather large man who sat across the desk from me was confessing two important realities of his life: he had an anger problem and a prison record. He was also asking for counsel.
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