Friday, September 28, 2007

40 Day Fast - Spiritual Renewal

Well last night I had a fantastic 7 cheese lasagna for dinner. What made it more special was that it was the first food I have eaten since August 18th (I did take in nutriens though water, juice, broth and fruit concoctions made in the blender). I didn't share that part of my 40 day spiritual renewal earlier on because sometimes things like this are easier to talk about after you are done. You get less distracted from your spiritual focus when you don't have to talk about your fast all the time.

Anyway, it was a great time. I haven't felt this close to God since . . . well, since the last time I did a 40 Day Fast with Bill Bright back in 1998. The primary focus of this fast was to recenter my life with God. I think of the time Paul spent in Arabia after his Damascus road experience but before he began his missionary journeys. This fast had a similar purpose. I have almost stopped blogging. I canceled plans to attend 3 conferences including a trip to Europe that I was planning during this time. I just felt like I needed an extended period of time to reconnect to God and evaluate my life.

We have also been praying specifically for a few things like selling our home and a rental property to get out of debt and getting to France to begin the church planting vision that God has put on our hearts. It is interesting that I felt that God was mostly silent on these issues until this last week and really the last day or two. We feel like God began to move in some areas in a big way especially in the last 2 days. We don't have it all figured out yet but are excited to post more about some new directions in our life soon.

Please pray for us and God's direction in our lives right now. We are so committed to him and his service. We will go anywhere and do anything to be right in the middle of his plan and we believe that plan right now includes the vision he has given us for Catalyst France and ultimately for Europe which will be online in the near future as Catalyst Europe Now. God is shaking things up a bit right now and we are excited to be able to share more of this journey as things unfold.

1 comment:

greylias said...

Great to hear about your journey. I'll continue to pray for you.