15 March 2006 ~ 0 Comments


For the past couple of weeks we’ve been talking about the discipline of fasting in our life groups.  So last night was the time for us to pray about it and find something to fast from for the next week.
A few weeks ago I found the blogs of a few friends of mine and Rachels that she knows from college.  One of them, who attends Sandals Church in Riverside, posted about a progressive fast that their pastor challenged the whole church to in order to make more time and space for God.  You can see more about it on this post if you want.  And the message that explains this from their pastor is here (if you dont wanna hear the whole thing, it’s kinda worth it to skip to the end where he explains the fast).
I really liked the idea of this fast, so several of us in our life group are gonna do it over this next week.  Here’s what it will look like for us (we have life group on Tuesday nights):

Wednesday (today): No radio/movies (worship CD’s ok)

Thursday: Add no TV/non-work internet (no more bubblewrap this week!!  NO!)

Friday: Add no sweets/chocolate

Saturday: Add no soda/alcohol/coffee

Sunday: Add no meat/non-work phone

Monday: Add no bread/rice/pasta (carbs) (The Philipino’s in my group complained about this one)

Tuesday: Only juice and water

Wednesday: Fast ends that morning

Now some people might think I shouldn’t post this cause it should be all private or something.  It can be that way, but I kinda look forward to sharing how this goes and what it’s like to have that extra time with God.  Also, if anyone else wants to join us, jump on in and come back and tell us how it went in the comments.  I guess this is a little different for me than some food fasts when you’re more private about it and seeking direction or something.  For me, this is more about getting some distractions out of my life so I can really focus on God.
Also, I wanted to let you know that you may not see anymore posts for a while.  If I could figure out how to pre-program my blog to post daily I would, but I don’t think I’ll figure that out in the next few hours.  I thought about justifying my blog as "work related", but I guess that’s a bit of a stretch, so I’m out til next week…unless I can get one more post up before I go to sleep.  Lates.

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