This time of year, we take part in a fast. It’s always a very meaningful time where we push back and set our minds on our relationship with the Lord and what He has planned for us in the coming year. It’s kind of a reset button that helps us keep our ears and hearts open to God’s voice. No one enjoys the physical process of fasting, but the benefits far outweigh the discomfort. At home, we’ve always encouraged (never forced of course) our young children to give up, or fast, certain activities (TV and other forms of media for example) or unnecessary snacks for a period of time. Our youngest is an avid potato chip fan – she knows most of what’s available here and panics when the chip stash runs low. This year, she has laid down the chips and has somehow enjoyed the sacrifice. Of course it’s not a full chip fast but it’s precious nonetheless! One
Our service to people isn’t based on their merits or their appreciation of our call to serve God.
I’m truly blessed that you have journeyed with me these three weeks. Now that the fast is over, I look forward to a wonderful vision-filled year!
Day 19 – What Do You Want?
I challenge you to make 2017 be a year of breakthrough faith for you, I know I am ready for the challenge – are you?
Day 18 – Twists and Turns
Distractions are tricks of the enemy to keep us from the call and focus God has ordained for our lives.
Day 17 – If someone has found the secret to being prepared for life, please let me know!
Day 16 – Best Friends
Who is your best friend? I would say my husband Jamie is my best friend. We’ve been married 33 years this coming July. We’ve been together so long that I wonder if he can read my mind sometimes, and vice-versa.
Day 12 – My Last Week At Home
The Lord wants us to live a life filled with Him and thus we flourish and bear fruit. It makes no sense to lock the Lord out of our lives because we are going through difficulties.
Day 11 – Vultures
Genesis 15:11 NLT “Some vultures swooped down to eat the carcasses, but Abram chased them away.”
Day 10 – Hailstorms, Wind, and Mud
God called us to plant churches and I can safely say that church planting is not for sissies.