I pray for new eyes to see..for a way outside myself and my tense/swirling chaos. – Shauna Niequist
This quote beautifully summarizes where I am. Today. I’m days away from ending month one of a fast I’ve committed to. The experience has been hard and good. More than anything- the fast has helped me apply discipline.
As a family, we chose seven places to spend our money in the last 30 days (only with a few slips). It’s forced me to plan ahead, to go without something I “needed” in the moment, and even to listen better because there was just too much before.
Last night Ryan and I visited with my Nan, Papa, and Uncle Rick which was a perfect way to spend a date-night this week.. we had the drive to catch up (without distraction) and a visit with some of my favorite people! Being with Nan -I’m constantly reminded to think of others.
To take a fast not only as a “break”- but as a challenge to actually take what I’m learning and apply it to the way I live. I’m excited (and nervous) to learn about how less could mean more.
The spirit of a fast: an intention reduction, a deliberate abstinence to summon God’s movement in your life. – Jen Hatmaker