Each Monday during the Steps Of Justice October awareness month we will be doing an action day. This Monday the Action is Hunger. These actions are so that we can feel a bit of what it is like to be in the peoples shoes that we are Doing Justice on behalf of. They may be challenging, but be encouraged, these action day’s will give you Gods heart and compassion.
An estimated 1.02 billion people in the world go hungry
. Each year, three million children under the age of five die because they are undernourished. Far more children live with malnutrition than die from it. For infants and young children, the effects of chronic malnutrition in the early years of life are almost always irreversible
. In the United States, over 49 million people, including 16.7 million children, live in households that struggle to put food on the table. That means one in seven households in the U.S. are living with hunger or are at risk of hunger
says, “Is not this the fast that I choose: to loose the bonds of wickedness, to undo the straps of the yoke, to let the oppressed go free, and to break every yoke? Is it not to share your bread with the hungry and bring the homeless poor into your house; when you see the naked, to cover him, and not to hide yourself from your own flesh? Then shall your light break forth like the dawn, and your healing shall spring up speedily; your righteousness shall go before you; the glory of the Lord shall be your rear guard. Then you shall call, and the Lord will answer.”
On this action day, we are challenging you to do both. For one day this week give up food in remembrance of those who do not have any. The second thing we are asking you to do while you are giving up food is to care for the hungry. Get together with some friends or people in your community and bring some food to people who do not have any. This may be serving at a soup kitchen, buying lunch for a student in school who has none, or sitting with a homeless person on the street and giving them a meal that you made. Use your creativity and ask Jesus who He wants you to bless this week, you will be surprised at what comes out of it. This is the kind of fast He has chosen for you.
At any point during the day please stop by the Steps Of Justice Facebook group or Instagram and post what God has been doing as you fast the kind of fast that He has chosen for you. Lets encourage and be encouraged by each other.
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