'Not by might nor by power, but by my Spirit,' says the LORD Almighty.' (Zech 4:6)
This week our church has been doing the Daniel fast. For most of our church people, this is the first fast they have been on and I have to say I am so proud of them.
The purpose of our fast was to pray for unity and the unity we have seen just over the course of the fast has been so amazing! People I never thought would want to be a part of this are participating and the growth spiritually is making me go "Wow!" over and over again.
I have been especially proud of my 2 boys. Nate and Drew are 14 and 17 and they committed to the 3 day fast the 'beginners' did. Nate works at McDonald's and called me Monday night stressed out! But he persevered and saw a spiritual breakthrough in his worship Wed. night that totally excited him and made him understand what the purpose of fasting is. Drew got a friend to commit with him and my husband picked them up from school every day at lunch to take them home to eat. They both did great and I am such a proud mama! We did not make them participate but encouraged them to.
This time is teaching me so much. The most important lesson I am learning in my life right now is total dependence on God. The realization that we are not good enough, smart enough, charismatic enough, or just enough in and of ourselves. Without the power of the spirit of God in our lives, families and churches, we will fail. But when we allow the spirit of God to move in us and through us we will see mighty things happen!