Ever since God placed the word “sacrifice” on my heart, the practice of fasting has flirted around the edges of my consciousness. I am afraid to admit that at the age of 30, and as someone who has been a Christian for almost as long, I have never really fasted.
The last couple of weeks have been physically, mentally and spiritually exhausting for me. The illness of my children, the battle with depression and a barrage of lies from the enemy have left me depleted.
There it was again…
So, starting tomorrow I will be fasting.
Josh and I talked it over and came up with a plan. Our normal routine after the kids go to bed is to watch TV, and we usually end up getting munchie and having a snack. For our fast, we will not eat, watch TV or go on the computer after the kids are in bed. Instead, we will be using that time to pray together, go through a book in the Bible and spend time together seeking out the Lord.
I am so very excited for this!
Additionally, this week I will be looking into the practice of fasting, and share what I’ve learned. Part of the reason I’ve never fasted in the past was that I didn’t understand how my going without food glorified or drew me closer to God. I’d like to explore the idea a little more, and thought you all might be interested in it as well. Plus, I’m interested to hear your insights into fasting.
If you’re interested in joining us in our fast, please let me know in the comments. How you do it, what you give up, doesn’t have to be the same as us; it could instead be snacks between meals, one meal a day or an activity. You can go here to find out more information about fast that Foursquare is doing and the daily prayer points they have set up.
Have you ever fasted before?
Would you be interested in joining me as I fast for the next 21 days?
What questions do you have about fasting?