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December 11, 2017
Lenten Fast 2012
(A Request From Bishop Greene)
During the Lenten Season, in addition to what was given-up personally, as a church Sacred Zion fasted not just from food, but also from attitudes (Monday through Saturday, weekly).
Week 1...Fast from:                                            Replace with:
"I Can't"                                                                Philippians 4:13
"I am Overwhelmed"                                              Matthew 11:29
"Something bad might happen
   to me or my family"                                             Psalm 91:10
"I'm so worried"                                                     Matthew 6:27-29
"My life is not as good as others"                            Proverbs 3:13-19
"My life is not significant"                                       Psalm 8:5-8
Week 2...Fast from                                             Replace with:
The "Grasshopper Mentality"                                 Luke 10:19
"What's wrong with me?"                                       Romans 8:17
"That's just the way I am"                                       Jeremiah 18:1-6
"Don't get your hopes up"                                      Proverbs 13:12
"I am not smart enough"                                         1 Corinthians 1:27
The "Victim" Mentality                                            Proverbs 23:7
Week 3...Fast from                                             Replace with:
"It's no use"                                                          Psalm 124:2
"I have to settle with what I have"                           Ephesians 3:20
"Whatever happens must be
    God's will"                                                        Mark 10:46-52
"Prosperity is defined by what I have"                    Mark 8:36; 3 John 2
"It's too late"                                                         Joshua 10; 12-13
"I'm limited by financial status"                          Exodus 16:15; Numbers 20:11;
                                                                             1Kings 17:4-6
Week 4...Fast from                                             Replace with:
"There is just no way!  There is nothing I
   can do about this situation"                                  Mark 14:35; Romans 8:26
"It's not working"                                                   Galatians 6:9; Philippians 2:13
"God is far from me"                                              Colossian 1:27; Isaiah 59:2
"Where is God when I need Him most"                   Psalm 23:4; Daniel 3; 22-25
"It's too hard"                                                         Matthew 11:29-30;
                                                                              2 Corinthians 12:9
Week 5...Fast from                                             Replace with:
"God is mad with me"                                            Romans 8:38-39; John 15:9
"God is judging me"                                               Psalm 84:11; James 1:17
"I feel guilty"                                                          Colossians 1; 22; 1 John 1:9
"I don't deserve to be blessed
   after all I have done wrong"                                  Galatians 3:29; Romans 14:22
"I just can't stop blowing it"                                     Titus 2:11-12; John 8:1-11
"My life is out of control"                                         John 5:7; Isaiah 28:13