In the first few days of Falling Into Grace, it was apparent ‘stuff’ began to rise. If you have been with us for any period of time, you know that each year we partake together in a corporate and community 21 Day Daniel Fast, and it is truly life changing! During the Falling Into Grace Challenge, yet only in the first few moments and days, the Holy Spirit summoned me once again.
“With all this stuff swirling you must keep your eyes on me. I need you to empty this ‘stuff’ out and release it so you can not only experience my grace, but be drenched in it.”
My flesh cried out, “Whoa, seriously Lord, a fast…right now? It’s September, I am thoroughly enjoying a very brief vacation for the first time in soooo long!”
The words were loud and clear. “Do you want a touch? Or a drenching?”
I know that Falling Into Grace can be deep, if we allow it. If we share God’s great grace with others we are immensely blessed and so is our community. I knew God was right. I knew the prompting was very real. I also knew that I did not want just the tip of the iceberg, the icing on the cake. No, I want to be drenched! I want to dive so deep into His presence and grace that nothing else can take my focus away from Him. I am immovable. Unshaken. Like Mary at the feet of Jesus. Nothing Martha snapped at her, could move her. Mary was engulfed in Christ. She chose the most important thing. God.
I hope you can find time to empty your ‘self’ out, exhale the ‘stuff’, the chaos to create space for Him, His grace, His presence, His word….just Him. No agenda. No requests or petitions. Just to BE with Him and bask in His
presence and grace.
Today I begin a 3-day juice cleanse. I think of it as a pause, or a reset button.
To make it easy on myself, I ordered one for me and one for my husband, it’s easier to dive deep together. You can choose to make your own, but I love this simple, reset cleanse that is full of only good stuff. No sugar. Vegan. Kosher. Non GMO. Certified organic, Dairy-Soy-Gluten FREE…you get the picture.
Try it, or make your own. I especially love this particular cleanse / fast because it’s Free Shipping on Amazon, other companies charge so much for shipping, near $100-not including the juice!
I just received my order and am giddy, mainly because I know obedience brings rewards that surpass my understanding, but fasting to get alone with Christ is the best thing we can do for our mind, body, spirit and soul! It’s a life altering, sail-altering course change, and I don’t have to wait for January.
I am excited for all that God is going to do within this 3 day reset, but also in the Falling Into Grace Challenge, it’s already been amazing! I can see that it has been for so many of you also!
Here it is if you want to make it easy on yourself, or make you own, but I do recommend a pause/reset/fast/detox of some type.
There are other options, I get the 3 day, mainly because that is a fast of urgency in the bible: 3 days.