Fruits and Vegetables

I’ve grown to love Fruit Ninja and Veggie Samurai…yup…I’m one of those guys…those tech loving geeks who try to keep up with all the latest gadgets and doohickies. Throw in time consuming games on a touch screen platform into the mix and life as we know it all of a sudden comes to a screeching halt.

Fruit Ninja and Veggie Samurai have been notorious for numerous amounts of time sucking adventures.

In short, both are slicing and dicing fun-filled battles against evil empires of delicious produce.

Interesting enough, as I enter a season of fasting, in partnership with New Life Center, God spoke two specific directions for my time with Him over the course of the next 21 days. Fruits/Vegetables and the Book of Daniel.

It excites me, over these past couple of weeks as I wielded my katana blades and annihilated bananas and broccolis, that God humorously fused my latest tech geeky journeys with, what I can only imagine to be, an amazing spiritual catalyst to my relationship with Him.

If you remember anything about King Nebuchadnezzar’s early reign over Jerusalem, he demanded that anyone who was going to be brought up in royalty submit to his ways, his customs, and his culture. One of those ridiculous demands was the requirement of a diet that included specific foods (mostly meats) and wine. In the mix of royal leaders and wise scholars were Daniel, Hananiah, Mishael, and Azariah.

Or, more commonly known as, Shadrach, Meshach, and Abed-nego.

For these four, however, they refused to defile themselves with Nebuchadnezzar’s daintiest. So,
they requested a 10-day diet of only veggies and water. In short, the four men of God, after the 10-day “royal diet” fast, were more energized and more spiritually in tuned with God than those who indulged in the king’s lavish dining.

So, it goes without saying, I’m looking forward to what God has in store.

I’ll do my best to blog my 21-day journey and, in turn, I hope you’ll journey with me
by reading and responding with some of your thoughts.

Here we go…

…Let’s talk!

Awakening

Beginning Monday, January 10, 2011 the community of faith I’m a part of, New Life Center, will embark on a 21-day fast.

To say the least, I’m ecstatic to connect with God at this level.

It’s been a while since I’ve fasted and it excites me to see what God has in store. Every time I dedicate a season of total trust in God at this capacity, He never ceases to amaze me as it relates the level of communication between me and Him that He brings me to.

His voice always seems louder and His instructions always seem clearer.

This time around, I’ll be specifically seeking His direction for my family in 2011 and His direction for my role and involvement at New Life
Center
.

All that to say, I’m interested in hearing your thoughts.

What are some things you’ve learned during periods of fasting and what words of wisdom can you share with others regarding our posture during these spiritually discipling moments?

Let’s talk!