These last few days of the FEAST we will move away from specific statements that relate to the acronym. Instead we will keep certain elements of the FEAST such as confession, thanksgiving, and scripture references. The following ideas are ways you can incorporate parts of the FEAST into the future and your daily devotions.
1.) Ask the Holy Spirit to reveal any sin in your life and then confess it to the Lord – if you need to make something right with someone do so today.
2.) [Scripture: Matthew 26:47-56 – New Living Translation]
And even as Jesus said this, Judas, one of the twelve disciples, arrived with a crowd of men armed with swords and clubs. They had been sent by the leading priests and elders of the people. The traitor, Judas, had given them a prearranged signal: “You will know which one to arrest when I greet him with a kiss.” So Judas came straight to Jesus. “Greetings, Rabbi!” he exclaimed and gave him the kiss. Jesus said, “My friend, go ahead and do what you have come for.” Then the others grabbed Jesus and arrested him. But one of the men with Jesus pulled out his sword and struck the high priest’s slave, slashing off his ear. “Put away your sword,” Jesus told him. “Those who use the sword will die by the sword. Don’t you realize that I could ask my Father for thousandsof angels to protect us, and he would send them instantly? But if I did, how would the Scriptures be fulfilled that describe what must happen now?” Then Jesus said to the crowd, “Am I some dangerous revolutionary, that you come with swords and clubs to arrest me? Why didn’t you arrest me in the Temple? I was there teaching every day. But this is all happening to fulfill the words of the prophets as recorded in the Scriptures.” At that point, all the disciples deserted him and fled.
3.) What words stand out in this scripture text? What does God want you to hear? Feel free to write God a question about this particular reading.
4.) Have you ever felt betrayed or abandoned? Ask God to heal that pain and choose to forgive the one who betrayed you.