Inspired by a message from Pastor Greg at Seacoast while on vacation, Nick and I will be doing the Daniel Fast for 21 days beginning this Sunday.
A few reasons why.
Closer communion with God? We need it.
Clarity to see His plan for us? Bring it on.
Renewed fervor for prayer and His word? That seems like a really good idea.
Increased spiritual discipline? Well, definitely.
I wouldn't say I'm fasting from blogging, but I'm going to be totally honest with you: If I'm not going to drink coffee for 21 days, I'm not totally sure anyone would want to read what I have to write:).
In all seriousness, blogging and internet use is something that I can easily cut out and have extra time to get this year started right by spending time with Jesus and getting life sorted out. I think I'll post scripture that stands out to me and Daniel Fast recipes for anyone else who is doing it, since I know a lot of churches are participating together for the new year, but no silly stories about hair or toddler poop or wanna-be-deep-insights.
I hope you all have an amazing end of January and beginning of February.
See you soon!
(and.... some resources)