The second day of Spring…
Actually I thought today was the first day of Spring, but I was wrong. The temperature was up to 40 yesterday and it was a beautiful day. The sun was shining after intermittent snow and the roads were really clearing up. It was a great day.
In my reading about drawing a circle around people Mark Battleson, the author, suggest drawing a double circle, first prayer and then a fast. When we think of a fast we usually think of abstaining from food for a certain time, but he suggests lots of other fasts too. A media fast, a television fast, whatever will encourage your prayer life. I have been thinking about what kind of fast I should use.
In my reading about fasting I realize that there are several types of fasts. I am determined to eliminate candy from my life until Easter. This will be longer than the traditional 21 day fast, but I think this will be good for me. Unfortunately I have a lot of candy at my house and I will need to put it out of sight and be less tempted to eat it.
Every thing I have read about fasting indicates that I should have a specific purpose for it and I am going to fast for the salvation of a dear friend. I fear her time on earth is nearing an end and I have prayed for her salvation in the past. Now I feel led to draw a double circle around her.
Putting it down here will make me accountable in keeping this fast and prayer .
Father, help me to be strong for you and to trust in your blessing. I honor you and give you the glory for whatever you are going to do for my friend. I love you. Amen.