Sunday, March 4, 2012


What do you think of when you hear the term "fasting"? I generally think of someone not eating for a long period of time for whatever reason.  The Bible teaches us that Jesus spent a lot of time fasting and praying to become closer to His Father, God, and to determine His will for Jesus during His time on earth.  The last couple of days I really realized that Easter is close upon us, and it feels like God has been impressing on my heart to fast something. But what?  So I prayed.  And the answer was almost immediate -- gadgets.

I am SO attached to my electronic things. My iPad, iPod, computer, Nook, cell phone, television, Wii, anything.  And I was thinking about it today and you know what they are? Distractions. Distractions from God. Distractions from what He is calling us to do.  It seems like He is constantly yelling for us, "Hey! Over here!" but gets lost in the crackling of electricity coming from all of our gadgets that we're basically married to now-a-days.

So from today until next Sunday, I'm going to fast my gadgets, with one exception -- my Nook. I read a whole lot and I'm not sure I could handle myself if I went without reading something for a week. Plus I'm on the last book in this AMAZING series (The Inheritance Cycle by Christopher Paolini if anyone cares to know...) and I can't put it down.  I'm going to pray as much as possible, determine God's will for me for the future and see how much I can dive into His word.

What do you think? I guess I'll find out in a week when I read any responses you may have :)