Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Fasting Experiments

Here are some ideas of ways to fast:

*  Fast one meal a week.  Spend your mealtime in prayer.  When you feel hungry, take some time to read scripture, pray, listen for God.  Tell God what this self-denial means to you.
*  For a period of one week, fast from media, sports, shopping, reading, or use of the computer.  Dedicate that time you now have to God.  What feelings arise in you?  What thoughts interrupt your prayer?
*  Make two lists: one of needs, one of wants.  Ask God to show you where to fast from some of your wants.  Offer to God the time you spend hankering for your wants.
*  Abstain from purchasing morning coffee or daily soda or evening movies.  Offer the money or time to God.

If you try one, let us know what was meaningful for you!

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