This coming week our church, Crossroads in Cincinnati, is doing 5 days of prayer and fasting. When I first read that I experienced a moment of sadness because fasting from food simply isn’t a good thing in my job. I am losing weight (2 more pounds down for a total of 25 lost since the first week of May), which is a good thing. But my job is very physical and I cannot skip meals and be able to remain on my feet. Then the pastor sent out a message about this event and talked about it can be ‘fasting’ from something other than food. YES!
I’ve been struggling to get into the Word and so I downloaded the app from Proverbs 31 ministries, First 5. I’ve read it in the parking lot at work some mornings, but at least it is something! My faith is being stretched and kneaded and well it is just difficult. So this week will be awesome for me, if I can find something to ‘fast’ from. And so I have.
Beginning at midnight tonight and running through midnight Friday, I’m logged off of Facebook and not going to look at it. I’m logging out on both PC and phone so that no alerts come to me and tempt me. Every time I wonder what is going on with Facebook, or do get tempted to look at it, I will use that time to stop and pray or be in the Word, or both.
I’m also signed up for the Proverbs 31 online Bible Study, Taming The To-Do List. I’ll let you know how that is going. I’m hoping by doing the journaling on my blog that it may help others who are trying to build up their faith!