I woke up this morning to find that we were out of power. I quickly got on the phone to call the electric company who assured me that it should be restored within an hour. For the next hour I curled under my blankets and tried my best to keep my daughter entertained without her prized PBS cartoons. I read my devotions, spent some time in prayer and decided to start fasting as well. God has been prodding me to fast for sometime now, and as a book that I am reading mentions, there really is no good time to start one, but just jump in and do it. It suggests to start a one day fast, and that is what I am doing today. I am really excited about reading this book and growing closer to God with this Biblical practice. Going back to the lack of power and heat this morning, it reminded me just as much as we are physically in the dark and cold without our electricity and heat on; we also can become spiritually dark and cold if we are not relying on the Spirit of God to light our lives and warm our hearts. Seems basic enough, but as I read my devotions this morning, I found myself repeatedly reading over and over and asking the spirit to take away the outward distractions give me a deeper understanding of what I was reading. So today as I remind myself that it is only my complete reliance on the Spirit of God that I can purify my mind, body, and spirit, I pray that God will give me strength to be obedient in my fast and that I see it as a way for me to connect on a deeper level with Him. Lord may your power increase in every area of my life and may your light shine brightly through me as I seek to cleans myself in every way to be pure and set apart for you. Amen. I’d love to get some feedback on anyone who has fasted; your experiences, ect… I found this video on youtube this morning and found it to be very much what I am feeling right now in this uncertain season of my life and thought it was a very good way of expressing my heart to God. Be blessed!