embrace the growl!

Okay so in the last post I talked about how the prayer furnace at new hope was doing a corporate 40 day fast. we are fasting from different things as the Lord directed.

In fasting the idea is to replace food with God. When your stomach growls, take it as a reminder to worship.

I’m doing the Daniel Fast which is only fruits vegetables and water. I occasionally have cravings for all the other stuff. That’s my “growl.” Some of us have given up other non food things … But the urge to do whatever can still be your “growl.” We must embrace the growl and let it remind us what we are doing.

But why don’t we?

Maybe its just me, but I’m tending to find other ways to occupy my time besides spend it with God. I even went as far as unplugging my TV for these 40 days to ensure I have more time set apart for God. But somehow I find other ways to fill that time. How silly. This is just a diet without embracing more time with God.

I’m gonna embrace the growl more.

4 Replies to “embrace the growl!”

  1. Thanks for reminding me that I’m not the only one with the tendency to fill that “God-space” with other things. I guess the important thing is that we recognize our sinful tendencies so that we can discipline ourselves and continually re-commit our time, our energies, our everything to Him! That’s what the fast is all about…disciplining our natural desires and devoting ourselves to God. The best part is that He is excited and ready for us to do just that. He loves us in spite of us, and He’s faithfully waiting and wanting to bless us with His presence as we seek Him with everything we’ve got!

  2. I second that. It’s like, “I’ll have so much more open time!” yet, I don’t. Subconsiously I’m filling that with other things, that’s still not God. I’m glad to see I’m not the only one feeling that way.

  3. I too have gotten ‘lots’ done, and need to embrace the growl with time with the Lord, more! I hear you!

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