Next week I will be participating in an annual churchwide fast at www.bwoc.org, the church I am currently serving. It is from Monday Jan 9th through Friday Jan 13th. There is a lot of excitement and expectation in the air as we prepare to spend five days fully focused on Abba Father. I'm more excited about this fast than most, due to the fact that we are in a the middle of a major transition from Texas to Nashville. New church, new position, new house, new educational method for Rachel, new... everything!
Fasting is not a hunger strike to garner God's favor, it is a deliberate act that quells the static so that we may give our attention to Him. In an effort to acquire something from God we may subtly use fasting to manipulate God into doing something on our behalf. That's not fasting, that's a hunger strike. Perhaps we should take a little time to honestly evaluate our motives for fasting. That may be all the leverage God needs to have his way with us. Consider joining us for this fasting journey. It's a great way to start the new year!