Throughout the ages men and women have fasted at times when they are wanting to spend some intense time with God and to make space in their minds to hear what He has to say to them. Usually it involves giving up something that is meaningful in their lives…like food, or activities, or whatever. I’ve never done a fast like this before, and I’ve been contemplating the value of it in my adventure and decided to jump in!
Tomorrow morning I head off on my weekend of solitude and I have decided to give up all social media and online connection…since I am completely addicted to it
So…that will include:
- text messaging
- instant messaging
- Internet surfing
I will be doing a complete disconnect (except for a couple of negotiated text messages to let my family know I’m OK each day and for emergency purposes obviously ). It’s going to be tough! I’ve never done it on purpose before! But that’s the point I guess. I’m intentionally tuning out the world and the things that distract me the most so that I can focus on God and his purpose for the weekend.
Air silence will begin when I leave on Saturday morning and end on Monday night.
Have you ever fasted for spiritual purposes? What did you give up? What were your experiences?
- Metaphorical and literal winter!
- The restoration phase
- The realignment phase
- Risk analysis
- Journey versus Adventure
- What tools do I need to shove in my gear sack?
- The fasting bit....
- Worship with your eyes open when walking!
- God wraps his arms around you when you least expect it
- Round and round and round we go // the labyrinth
- There's a track winding back to an old fashioned shack
- What is the church? It might not be what you think it is...
- Religious Rehab
- Loving the dysfunctional bride - the adventure continues