Tom Zimmer
Saturday, February 01, 2003
  Only the Truth by Chaplain Tom
We all know what fasting is, and I'm not talking about going zoom zoom fast on your bike. I mean the kind of fasting that you have to do before going to the doctor for some kind of strange test. You know, the kind of fasting where you don't eat! I think most of us (if we are honest with ourselves) think unhappy thoughts when fasting is mentioned. Well, I want to point out that there is anohter kind of fasting that God approves of, that is nothing like what you may be thinking, in fact it has almost nothing to do with food. In Isaiah 58, the first five verses talk about the kind of fasting God doesn't want. I will leave that for you to look up if you are interested, but in verse six, fasting that God has chosen is defined in a whole new light. I will paraphrase it for you; "Fasting is: to loose the chains of injustice, set the oppressed free, share your food with the hungry, provide shelter for the wanderer, to clothe the naked, and to help your own flesh and blood". Wow, now that is the kind of fasting I can agree with. Best of all, immediately following that definition, the results of this kind of fasting are laid out as follows; "Then your light will break forth like the dawn, and your healing will quickly appear; Then your righteousness will go before you, and the glory of the Lord will be your rear guard. Then you will call, and the Lord will answer; you will cry for help, and He will say; Here am I" I don't know about you, but I know I want God for my rear guard, and I would certainly like Him to answer when I call!

Christ livin' through me,

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I am a Christian, Debbie is my wonderful wife. She is also a Christian, and my perfect helpmate. I have two adult children Pam & Chip, I have four wonderful grandchildren, granddaughters Chloe & Claire, and grandsons Ezra and Corbin. I am a Biker, I ride a 1999 Harley Davidson Road King, I am a member of the New Life Riders (Austin, TX) chapter of the Christian Motorcyclists Association (CMA), I am Chaplain of the United Clubs Of Austin (UCOA), I am the Author or Co-Author of several Forth computer language development systems including VIC-Forth, ColorForth (for the Radio Shack Color Computer), 64Forth (for the Commodore 64), F-PC (for DOS), Win32Forth (for Windows) and TCOM (a native DOS compiler), I am a Software Engineer for Thermo Fisher Scientific in Austin, TX, where I develop Windows C# applications for analytical instrument data processing and reporting.

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