Dearest ones: In this seasonal time of Lent, the coming of Passover and Easter, and the advent of the Jewish holiday of Purim next week, I thought I would take a moment of reflection about going deeper with God. Some consider the power of Prayer as well as Fasting as a way to deepen their relationship and discernment for greater life fullness in its totality without the bonds of limitation, for increased overflow of blessings, for an incredible re-centering of body and soul, for the richest closeness to precious God, for the deepest desires of your heart, for mass healings of our people or the dedicated healing of one, for personal change management or professional strategic planning.
Fasting for example (as is prayer) is at your own discernment, time discretion, in your own way, in your own faith practice. The spiritual discipline aspect of fasting, the practice is also seen as having a redemptive quality as well. The practice is prevalent in the Old Testament and is common in Jewish and Muslim traditions even today as well, and is seen as a means of atonement for sins as well as an offering to God for his intercession in our many needs, both as individuals and as members of communities. (from the document, The Practice and Spiritual Value of Fasting)
Continue to be bold my dearest ones for your lives are worth it. You are most brilliant to me.
The best way to say it is this: God’s love explodes for each of you. And I love you too.
Happy Valentine’s Day.
Dianne H. Timmering
Vice President of Spirituality
Signature Consulting Services, LLC