Saturday, February 10 2018
I spent 3 weeks in January on the Daniel Fast. I loved it. The spiritual closeness to the Father was precious. I was not looking forward to stopping. I wanted to walk forward but wanted to remain in the "fasting" mindset. What happens to many of us, we lose the focus we intended to keep. So I find myself, 2 weeks out, letting stuff, a lot of stuff, crowd my spirit. Distractions taking up my time and the snooze button is being pushed. This is not how I want to walk with Jesus.
In my prayer time, I have been asking for insight on how to move forward. What I feel the Holy Spirit has shared with me is excitingly simple. Powerful in revelation. He has led me to "half".
What will my day be like if I get up a half hour early to pray? Spend the first 30 seconds of my day thanking God for all of His blessings? Spend half of my drive time in conversation with Him? Take 30 seconds every afternoon thanking Him for all He has done today? Watch only half of my normal tv lineup and spend the other reading His word? Go to bed a half hour early and spent half of that in communication with God?
The Holy Spirit took it farther and asked "What if I cut my eating out in half?" "Cut my impulse spending in half?" "My phone in half?" What time would be given back to me? What finances would be freed up?
I believe I am only seeing the surface of all the blessings He has in store to come from "Half". The depth of longing for Jesus that comes through prayer and fasting is sealed in my soul. I cannot get enough. I am eager to begin this journey of "Half".
Ps 63: 6-8 When I remember You on my bed,
Ps 71:8 My mouth is filled with Your praise
Ps 86:11-13 Teach me Your way, O Lord;