Monday, February 2, 2009

The Daniel Fast

Once again we at First Assembly in West Memphis are in the midst of a corporate Daniel Fast.

Once again I am reminded of my humanity and my dependence upon "things" other than God.

So, my prayer today is for TOTAL DEPENDENCE upon God - not on Diet Coke, or some sweet sumptuous chocolate.

Daniel refused to eat the delicacies from the king's table.

Hmmmmmm, in our culture, delicacies are commonplace to our diet. We take no thought of eating things that give us pleasure. We are blessed beyond our ability to even fathom the depth of those blessings.

During this fast I want to seek God with my whole heart. I want to know Him more than I ever have. I want Him to look at me and see His Son. I do want direction on some things and I do want to see Him move in a mighty way in our church. But more than anything, I want more of Him in EVERY area of my life. I want the passion. I want the anointing. I want the relationship. I want to want HIM more than anything else!

I want to "want" Him more than I want a diet coke right now - which is a pretty big "want". :0)

blessings to all of you as you seek His face!


lisasmith said...

Praying He shows up in a mighty way...fulfilling every desire even the one for a diet coke :)

Jennifer said...

Amen! I blogged on my struggles already today with the fast. It is much harder this year than last.

Last focus wasn't on the right things though, I won't to make the right sacrifice for the right reasons this year.

I know the was so hard not to reach for the last Diet DP...I didn't buy anymore...the lone can is sitting on the counter as a reminder.

I just started today with Super Bowl yesterday and feeling terrible. Whooohooo 1/2 a day down and 20 1/2 to go!!!

Love you!

Laurie Ann said...

Praying for you as you go through this fast.

Sherri Watt said...

I am so encouraged! This is the second post I have read about the Daniel fast. I have started fasting for freedom for others, salvation for the lost and a closer walk with God. What an amazing thing to know others are fasting also. I had thought people had given up on fasting.

God Bless.