Our church does a fast during the month of January. I think it lasts 30 0r 40 days, (I always forget!) and the first year I fasted one meal, choosing to read the Word and pray during that meal time. The kids were in public school that year and I was alone at home, so I fasted lunch and feasted on the Word. It was amazing. I have never had such a rich time in the Word, or such a time of feeling God's presence. The next year I was pregnant and did not fast any food, but entertainment. That was almost more difficult than going without food. I am way too addicted to TV, movies and internet. It was also more difficult to make time when the kids were homeschooling to have completely quiet alone time in the Bible. I am determined to make this year's fast meaningful. I am determined to be intentional about it.
I may fast a food item, like sugar or meat, but I know I am going to fast from reading my favorite blogs. Too often I distract my mind with reading (good, good stuff on) blogs rather than turning to the Word. I do so knowing that I'm choosing to not allow God to work in my life. It is much more comfortable to read a blog, than to read the life changing Word of the Lord.
I also think we'll be cutting out cable TV. We need to be intentional about budgeting and this is one easy area to do so. I will be able to use that time to study the Word and just spend time listening to the heart of my Beloved.
So that's what I hope to do. I have so much to pray about, so much that I want His direction in. I know God is faithful to reveal Himself to us when we seek Him.