There are so many requests on my page as I sit with the Lord. Petitions of healing for my sister-in-law, wisdom in my homeschooling, deliverance in areas of cyclical disobedience, help with life-changing decisions all flood from my mouth and I'm urging myself to begin with worship. At times I feel desperate in my prayers and I try to keep the dam from leaking as I begin to tell my Lord how awesome He is. But the dam gushes and I'm soaking wet with neediness. He understands my desperation. He knows how this world feels. He put on skin and came here. But He also knows I'll receive His peace in a greater capacity when I sit and honour Him for who He is. Why is that so important? Because in worshipping the Creator of the universe, I make Him big and me and my problems small. Before I even give him my list, I've come to remember Who I'm conversing with and I begin to sense His love. When I quiet myself enough to feel His loving presence, I'm convinced His will in my life is going to be nothing but the best. That's why I have entered into the Daniel Fast for this first month of 2013. I want to go deeper with God, sense His love in a big way and know His will for me as I walk through this year.
Fasting could be a huge blog post in itself, but I will simply lead to a single site that has helped me in the process. It is www.daniel-fast.com . I chose to do a partial fast because anytime I have done a complete fast it was short-lived and I tend to need more reminders to stay connected on a deeper level with the Lord. Doing a fast keeps me living the relationship rather than sectioning off a corner of my day for God. Oh, I talk about Him all day with my children and I whisper prayers like breathing, but He desires my undivided attention and I know I need the benefits of that.
So as we enter a year of uncertainty, we can begin by offering ourselves to the Lord as a form of worship. We honour Him as the all-wise God who is able to care for all of our needs and to work all things for our good. Whether you fast or simply live your life as a sacrifice before Him this year, know that His love will lead you, if you remain connected to Him. God bless you in 2013, dear friends.