Each year when I ask the Holy Spirit to lead me in what to fast I am always surprised. I can say that this year it isn’t Pepsi or Coke, sweets or meat, or coffee. I actually discovered what I was to set aside when I got in the car on the day after the fast began. I reached over to turn the radio on and the Spirit of the Lord said…”DON’T.”
That afternoon I got in Rhonda’s car and a Hillsong CD was playing and I reached over to turn it up and the Spirit of the Lord said…’TURN IT OFF!” I have had similar situations happen about listening to music at home or watching TV at times.
I tell this to you as a demonstration of how to work with the Holy Spirit for direction regarding just about anything.
I believe that for this fast God is trying to get me into a different atmosphere to hear Him better and there are a lot of things He wants to share with me.
For instance: yesterday I spent most of the day looking at churches from coast to coast on the internet to see the bigger picture of what God is doing in His church. I watched and listened to two pod casts: Real Life / Clermont’s Vision 2010 and the Mosaic / Clermont Church’s message on tolerance. I later contacted the pastor of Mosaic and opened the door for coffee at our mutual office in Clermont, Starbucks.
Suggestion: Stop right now and ask the Spirit of God to lead you further in this “Awakening” fast and see where He leads you!