40-day ‘Jesus Feast’ set to begin Aug. 10
“If you gotta start somewhere, why not here? If you gotta start sometime, why not now?”
More than the lyrics of Toby Mac’s popular “City on Our Knees,” these questions appropriately introduce an event which begins next Tuesday.
The Jesus Feast, sponsored by The Emerging Daniel Company, was conceived by two Fayette County business women, Joyce Beverly and Angie Samples. The impetus for the project stemmed from their burden to lift Jesus up in this community and nation.
“It’s easy to focus on what’s going wrong in a community or in the world,” Beverly said. “We’re suggesting a break from that to focus on the One who has the miracle power.
“If there was ever a time for divine revelation, this is it,” Beverly said. “So many people are struggling – individuals, families, businesses, communities. The God we serve says to humble ourselves before Him and He will heal our land.”
Samples reminds us of Peter’s encounter with Jesus walking on water. As long as Peter kept his eyes on Jesus, he could also walk on water. When he allowed the raging storm around them to distract him, he sank.
“It’s easy to forget what we know as Truth and focus on circumstances, like the economy,” Samples said. “For the people who can agree that Jesus is the King of Kings, this is a call to come and rest in Him and experience more of His love.”
The feast invites people to spend 40 days focusing on Jesus beginning Tuesday, Aug. 10 and ending on The Day of Atonement, Saturday, Sept. 18.
Jesus Feast suggests that during the 40 days participants do a few things each day, including:
• Reading one of Jesus’ miracles each day with a friend or small group. Talk about it and pray for revelation. A list of the day-by-day scripture readings may be found on Page A10 of this edition. Tyrone-based Christian radio station J93.3 FM will be reading a miracle each day at 2:40 p.m. beginning Aug. 10 as well.
• Listen to and sing songs that are focused on Jesus.
• Attend an open-air free celebration service at The Villages Amphitheater in Fayetteville on Sept. 18. “Come as you are,” say the announcements for the worship event.
The pair said the emphasis for the 40-day “feast on the Bread of Life” is to focus on the supernatural power and love demonstrated by Jesus in the 40 miracles and then to come together for a community worship event that is centered not on performers, institutions or personalities, but on the person of Jesus as King of kings and Lord of lords.
Beverly and Samples said other communities may want to also organize worship services as they feel led to do. To find out more about the Jesus Feast and to keep up with the news as the feast unfolds visit http://jesusfeast.org.