Monday, January 10, 2011

21 days - filled.

today, i begin a 21 day journey... a journey towards His face and His heart. i am hoping that this journey will allow me to know God in a deeper way.  every year, our church and world-wide ministry dedicates the 2nd week of january to prayer and fasting. 

some pray and fast for breakthrough. some pray and fast for healing. some pray and fast to be free from bondage. and while those are all good causes (as i have prayed and fasted for those reasons as well) this year, my main focus is to pray and fast because i need to understand how utterly dependent i am of Him.

it's so easy to fall in love with the desires of this world. it's easy as well to fall in love with our dreams and hopes. it's so easy to fall in love with doing His work. and while some of those things are great, like david, my heart cry for the next 21 days is: "one thing i ask, the one thing i seek, to live in the house of the Lord (God's presence) and to gaze on the beauty of the Lord". [psalm 27:4]  i want and long to fall more and more in love with Him.

today, i read ephesians 3 and the key verses that stuck out to me were verses 14-20. these verses will be my prayer for the next 21 days.

"i pray that i, being rooted and established in love, may have power, together with all the Lord’s holy people, to grasp how wide and long and high and deep is the love of Christ, and to know this love that surpasses knowledge—that i may be filled to the measure of all the fullness of God."

i long to be filled to the measure of all the fullness of God. i long to be able to grasp even more, how wide and deep and high His love for me is. i will be writing about this journey and i will be taking you along with me, so that together, as God's holy people, we may grasp this truth and be established in His love, just like paul said.
these next 21 days i would love to pray for you. let me know if there's anything you'd like me to pray for by emailing me or by leaving a comment (click "talk to me icon" to your right for email). im hoping that we will all be able to experience His love in such a tangible way these next 21 days and the rest of 2011.

believe with me as i pray for grace and supernatural strength to take on this journey. and i will believe with you as well. praying that this journey will give us the privilege to decrease that He may increase and that we may fall deeper in love with the Lover of our soul and be filled with the fullness of His love.

 here we go....

water. it does a body good =]