I enjoy ministry. I enjoy teaching. I enjoy preaching. I enjoy enjoying.
I am content. ......kind of....
I guess I have been feeling rather complacent, and I don't want to feel this way. I want to want something more. I want to be in love with God. Completely. I want every moment to have meaning. I want every glimpse of life to be picturesque. I want every breath to be taken fully.
Is this idealistic or unrealistic? Maybe.......... not. Is it possible? .......Maybe. I want to find out.
I have been thinking about a year of fasting for some time. Theologically, there are many great reasons to participate in the spiritual disciplines. There are a plethora of men and women who have meditated on the ways and have reasoned out the whys quited persuasively over the centuries. The virtues found in these disciplines I am going to assume on faith. I hope that the experience of spiritual experimentation will reveal truth that I could not have understood passively. I hope, as Foster explains, to place myself in a position to be transformed by God.
I hope a year of fasting will help me to this end, but since I am new to blogging and am getting tired I guess I will explain my purposes and strategies ....all those little details ....and my grand schemes and dreams....tomorrow....