As of two days ago, I was fasting sugar, all sugar, and in a haze of withdrawal. Today, I’m still hazy and not feeling great, though I’m happy to report that what seemed like a truck running me over in my sleep has been downgraded to a moped.
One thing is different about this fasting time. Usually, people fast because something bad is happening in their lives and they are pressing in to get through it. Or, they fast because their church is doing it. Or maybe it’s something they do routinely (for instance, I had a routine where I would fast one day/week and eat nothing for 24 hours, and pray every spare chance I got). Sometimes it’s a combination.
It’s rare, though, to fast simply because. It’s rare that we feel that pull when things are going well. But that’s exactly what this season is. It’s a time to draw near and fill up with His love – not because I’m currently lacking love but just because I am loved. Just because. It’s a Daughter bonding with her Daddy.
I have no idea what God is going to do, but I know what I want – more of Him!