Why I will not eat for thirty days

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“Consecrate yourselves, for tomorrow the LORD will do amazing things among you.”
– Joshua 3:5

I may not know a lot of things, but I do know the voice of my Father God who leads me and guides me and loves me so.

I know that I can trust Him. I know that when He tells me to do something it is because He loves me and wants me to prosper in some way shape or form.

So when He calls me to fast I do not hesitate.

I am no stranger to fasting. I have done three forty day fasts, a few ten days ones, as well as other small ones.

I may do the fasts, but (except for the first one) I have never initiated one that has ever succeeded.

I know it is not that way for most Christians, but if I want to fast for days over an issue I usually last about half a day.

I get so hungry and faint, I feel like I am dying (It’s ridiculous I know).

But when God puts it on my heart to fast…it’s a piece of cake (oh wait that’s a pun…sorry about that).

I have seen such amazing things happen, seen Good open doors, shut them, or just plain heal and restore.

So when He called me to consecrate myself for ministry by fasting for thirty days, even though I was not very familiar for the term, I was ready.

He told me to start on the third day of the third month and to finish on April 3rd. Those days have meaning but more on that for another day.

I am excited to press into all that God has for me in and through this fast. As God puts it on your heart to do so, please keep me in prayer, and know that I am praying for you as well.

I am not eating solid food but I am feeding on the word of God.

And although I do not broadcast every fasting experience I do believe that God has called me to blog about it this time.

I feel as though He is wanting someone to know today that it is His grace alone that gets you through the hard things He calls you to do.

Sometimes when God called us to do something we get so caught up in trying to figure out how to make it happen that we forget that it’s not our job.

We are to come to God like children, not immature, but trusting.

For the most part kids really don’t give a lot of thought to how things are going to, or did, happen.

Christmas morning they are not deeply contemplating how the bearded man got the bike in through the glass fireplace, they are too busy riding the bike for that.

We have to stop allowing ourselves to get in the way of what God wants to do. We have to Trust and obey and let Him figure it all out.

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