My alarm goes off at 4:50am, alarming me to awake for prayer, as we are on day two of our three day fast. I wash my face brush my teeth and position myself for prayer. In doing this I give God my full attention, I am completely awoke and able to speak to God with clarity of thought and of spirit and in that same motion I am able to carefully listen for His voice.
Every first of the month our church participates in a three day fast, where as, we turn down our plates and offer up to the Lord ourselves to be consecrated, revived, restored and refreshed that God may avail Himself to us His anointing, more of His spirit and a increase of our Faith!
Each time I fast and consecrate myself to God, I always experience more than what I expected. I sometimes enter into a fast with a concern on my heart, other times I just need more of God.
Now, when I fast I find myself looking for Him to speak to me, I just crave a Word from God! The preachers preach well, the musicians play well, the praise and worship sings well, the prophet proclaims the things of God well....however, there's nothing like when God speaks to your spirit or you hear His voice in your heart.
So now, when I fast, I look for God....I don't talk about my issues, i don't complain about what I don't have or what I need....I just praise Him (God) for being so merciful and so kind!
Fasting, prayer and consecration is one of my rule's for life...It keeps me in good relationship with God. Life can be difficult and without a safe place to go you find yourself getting lost in the troubles of this world and loose what bit of sanity you may have....so I hide myself in God, keeping a balance in life and I try to enjoy each moment that is given me!
I am still a work in progress, but God is able! : )