Welcome to Day Six,
I have had some good conversations with folks yesterday and today about their fasts. Everyone is working through it differently. I am always glad to get your comments here as well.
This particular fast is more like a marathon than a sprint. Don’t be concerned with how you feel on a specific day or time. We are wanting a paradigm shift. We are wanting a completely pure/authentic personality and character. This will take a while. In fact, the fast is simply the beginning. However, if you will be faithful through the fast with prayer, Bible reading, and community, you will find yourself in a good position for 2017. Also, remember not to compare yourself to others. This is so tempting. This is between you and God. Trust the process, don’t rush it.
I am actually buckling down a little bit on my fast. Removing some more items from my edible list. I think that is needed for me at this point. I’m not sure if I have mentioned it on here, but I have been reading the Bible in Spanish this year. I typically read 1-3 chapters in Spanish and then a couple chapters in English. I really want to learn better Spanish for our mission trips.
On Friday our offices are closed so I don’t see many people. It is a day to separate from the pace of life and really rest for the weekend. I don’t review anything for Sunday. I do have a wedding rehearsal this afternoon, so I will be heading to that soon. Tomorrow, I will pick the sermon back up and dig deeper into what God has for us. Can’t wait to see you all on Sunday!
I have been praying for you! Last night, I hosted our first live prayer session on Facebook. 262 people logged on for it. Wow! We prayed for many different needs. I am believing God supernaturally met with people in that moment. Those sessions are not planned in advance. I simply feel the urge and go live on Facebook. If you are on and see me, click into the session and help me pray with people.
I met with our men’s prayer group this morning and we had a great time of prayer and sharing. We were honest about what we are seeking from God during our journey in January. If you are not in a group of some sort, please find one. We will be giving you all the group options on Sunday morning. If you want a sneak peak, click here.
I have been eating a lot of veggie soup. Almost tired of it. However, eating in general is a blessing when you are hungry. I never want to take that blessing for granted. So many in the world would fight for some veggie soup right now. My physical body seems to be adjusting to the different diet. I am thankful for that.
How are you doing?
I am so thankful to hear from each of you when you comment on the posts. Please feel free to simply check in with a few brief words if you can. It is encouraging to see others in the movement with you.
How is your scripture reading? What is God saying to you through the text? Have you slowed down enough to give God the space to speak? Sometimes, we are rushing so fast, we do not give Him the attention needed. Let’s slow down. Let’s quit talking so much. Let’s intentionally listen for God to speak. Maybe He is speaking to you non-verbally. What have you seen lately that might be the voice of God?
All for now,
Lifestyle and fasting ideas for My Best 30 Ever
- Give up candy/sweets.
- Give up television time.
- Give up eating snacks between meals.
- Give up or limit soda or coffee.
- Give up or limit video games.
- Spend more time with family.
- Give to the poor. (Haiti would be a good one)
- Do an extra chore each day.
- Perform a random act of kindness.
- Spend more time in prayer. Read the rest of this entry