Starting on January 10th, I will be participating in Awakening.
Awakening is a 21 day program of prayer, fasting and personal devotion.
Our church is participating.
Starting on the first day, they will have prayers and devotions listed for each day.
The guide shows a sample fasting menu. This one is for fruits, vegetables and water. I think this will work the best for me.
Breakfast: Fruit smoothie with whey protein
Mid-morning snack: Fresh fruit or vegetables
Lunch: Raw vegetable salad with light organic dressing and vegetable broth soup
Dinner: Raw vegetable salad with light organic dressing or steamed or grilled vegetables
The guide says:
Do not let what you eat or do not eat become the focus of your fast. Keep the main thing, the main thing, which is drawing closer to God. Remember this is a time to disconnect enough from your regular patterns and habits in order to connect more closely to God.
I want to be on FIRE for Jesus! It's so easy to become a lukewarm Christian. I know some of you, if not most of you, know what I mean. I think this 21 day Awakening is a perfect start for 2011 for me. And I want it to continue on for the next 21 days after and the next 21 days, etc. This quote is at the end of the guide:
The tendency of fire is to go out;
watch the fire on the altar of your heart.
Anyone who has tended a fireplace knows
that it needs to be stirred up occasionally.
I love that quote! How true it is!
Has anyone heard of Awakening? Is your church participating?