The Preacher’s Wife

The Preacher’s Wife
Sis. Tonya Saheli, J.D., M.S.

tonyadjGreetings All! I am so excited about this new website and my ability to update my page on a regular basis! This is long overdue. I have a lot of things in the works and with much prayer and supplication I will be launching several new ventures soon.  My book was released in the   Summer of 2013.  It was born with lots of pain and I thank God for his divine guidance and wisdom.

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So I turned to the Lord and pleaded with him in prayer and fasting.  I also wore rough burlap and sprinkled myself with ashes.


Someone asked, “What more can I do?  I have wrestled with the Lord and prayed without ceasing, and my prayers have returned unanswered”.  My answer to this is, “You need to fast and pray”.
Spiritual fasting is not just about giving up food or other items, but it is about feeding the spirit through our obedience to God.  There are many scriptural references in the bible about fasting, but you will never understand the blessing in fasting until you do it for yourself.

The first and longest time that I ever fasted was for 7 days after my son, Seven Enoch Saheli, died.  I couldn’t fast during my preganancy for obvious health reasons so I decided to fast the 7 days before he was funeralized/memorialized because God knows I needed His strength.  I can’t begin to tell you the strength that God gave me.  It was one of the most empowering feelings I have ever experienced!

So this week, I challenge you to deny yourself and become one with Christ’s sufferings on the cross and fast.  You will be abundantly blessed!

Response:  This week I will think about the blessings in fasting.

Prayer: Dear God, please allow me to deny myself through some sort of fasting this week.  If it is not from food, then let it be from sweets or soda or anything in which I tend to indulge. Amen!