Today is Ash Wednesday. I have decided to embark on a pretty large challenge for Lent. I will do a pretty intense fast for the first 8 days of lent then continue for the rest of lent with a modified version of the Daniel Fast.
I have been wanting to do another Daniel Fast for a while now for many reasons and I felt it was time during this lent. I need to strip my flesh of baggage that ways any of us down. I need to hear God's voice in the middle of this crazy world. I want to abandon myself fully to God.
I love the story of Daniel and I am really looking forward to digging into this book from the bible during lent.
The moral of the book of Daniel is that good men of faith can resist temptation and conquer adversity.
Daniel 1:12 *(Daniel said)..."Please test your servants for 10 days. give us vegetables to eat and water to drink. 13: Then see how we look in comparison with the other men who eat from the royal table, and treat your servants according to what you see....15: After 10 days they looked healthier and better fed than any of the young men who ate from the royal table....17: To these 4 young men God gave knowledge and proficiency in all literature and science and to Daniel the understanding of all visions and dreams.
Wow...God is amazing! It amazes me how when we honor Him and when we make joyful sacrifices He honors us with great gifts. And the greatest of those gifts is His love!
I feel great love for this lent...I know God is going to do wonderful, amazing things not only with me, through me, for me....but also for all those who are willing to make a little bit of a sacrifice, too!