The leaders of our church have called us to a 40 day fast together.
As they have presented this to our congregation, my heart has been wrestling with God.
What is a fast?
Fasting is refraining from earthly things, usually food, for a spiritual purpose. It says to God, ‘I want your way more than I want mine; I will depend on you for what I need, rather than what I think I need.’
As a congregation, we will be praying and meditating over the same scriptures together each day as God draws us closer to Him.
Many people are choosing to use the Daniel fast or a modified version of it. But as I prayed and asked God "what takes me away from you most? What would you ask me to give up that will bring me closer to You?", the answer I got was difficult....
I struggled with this because I have developed so many close relationships through my blog, etc. And I am a people person. Would You really ask me to not communicate with my friends for 40 days? And my answer was...yes. I started evaluating how much time I spend on-line.....surfing, FB, visiting blogs, pinterest, just reading what people are doing and saying. Not bad things. But if I choose to take that time and spend it with God...what would our relationship look like? After all, I say that He is the most important relationship I have.....is He? Or is it just talk.
So starting Wednesday, I will be fasting from social media until Easter.
What will that look like?
I will still be emailing...though only when necessary.
I will still be posting Project 365...however, I won't be visiting all y'alls blogs.
I "may" be posting when God leads me to share with you what I am learning.
I would love for you to be praying for me. That I will have the discipline required to finish this fast well and that I would not only hear God more clearly, but apply to my life what He teaches me.
Isaiah 44: 6
"Thus says the Lord, the King of Israel and his Redeemer, the Lord of hosts; 'I am the first and I am the last, and there is no God besides Me."
I want to know Him better.