Monday, January 2, 2012

New Year Fast and Feast

This new year, like many, I am sitting reflecting what things I want to see more of in my life, and less of. Every January we do a fast, as a family, but this year, I really felt the Lord impress my heart not to just fast, but to feast. Instead of focusing on what I am going without, I want to focus on what I am filling myself with instead.

They say it takes 28 days to make or break a habit, well what if this fast starts a habit? A habit for health, devotion, and my heart life? Hmmm, I think we are on to something here...

In 2012 I am going to STOP and smell the roses.

In 2012 I am going to LOOK at people in the eyes with compassion.

In 2012 I am going to LAUGH more, a lot more.

In 2012 I am going to ASK God for Divine Encounters and Surprises, and make room for them!

Over the next 28 days, while I am fasting, I am going to be going through this devotional along with a few friends, called 90 Days with the One and Only. In addition to that, I am meditating on the Sermon on the Mount 8 Beatitudes each day.

What are some additions to your life you are going after? Do you have your Bible Study Action Plan laid out for 2012? Or for January? I just want to encourage you to have a plan. Even if you don't keep it 100% of the time, just laying it out and having a goal makes such a huge difference!

Happy New Year!
- gina


  1. Gina, when I focus on feasting it makes fasting less burdensome and actually more desirable. I focus on the rewards not the with-outs. And yes, a plan is a HUGE part of it's success. .

    I hit "reflection" on M1P today...yeah I started writing again, finally. :) Thanks for sharing!

  2. I'm so glad you are writing, Greg- I will come visit you- blessings!

  3. Focusing on feasting during a season of fasting is something I need to do more often. I want to focus on His abundance and not the sacrifices I am making. Love your "stop", "look", "laugh" and "ask".

  4. how is it going 23 days into it? do you feel like you are seeing the changes you were wanting?

    my recent post: still waters