My husband, sweet hard working man that he is, had a job interview yesterday. This position would be a full time regular paying kind of job versus part time ever changing type things we have been surviving off of for a year. It would be a really good thing. The interview was at 1pm. I work on Tuesdays at 2 different places, the first being our church during staff meeting. I answer phones and do some other office stuff to help out. The Pastor's wife, also our worship leader tells me, "I am fasting and praying for that interview".
It was in that moment that I beat myself up a little for not doing that myself. I prayed sure, I prayed with my husband, I prayed over and for my husband, but I wasn't fasting. Fasting is a Biblical way to show deep commitment to what ever it is you seek answers for. It doesn't need to be FOOD...you heard me. It can be anything that draws your attention away from God. Television, books, friends, computers, smoking, drugs or alcohol, sex, specific foods like sugar or Carbs, working on a car or hobby. Seriously, think of your life, it's a small sacrifice really. I have a friend fasting from Ice Cream until he finds who God intended for him and he marries her. NO ICE CREAM (or sex) until marriage...that's commitment.**
I had already eaten so I asked, "What should it be?", and before I was done at my 2nd job of the day I knew what I had to do.
I made it clear, I would stay off the computer until we heard about the job. Every time my thoughts went to the computer and wanting to check my Bloglines, or write a new blog, o look at Facebook, or Email, or weather, or look something up (I am a bit of a research junkie) I would pray instead, or read the Bible.
Obviously, since you are reading this post, we heard, and yes, he got the job. PRAISE GOD!
SO that's what works for me.
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I should also mention that I got to watch a movie with my family, and I crocheted a scarf and most of a hat and cleaned my house along with the praying. It's amazing!! Come back tomorrow for one other thing I did, there will be a photo, it involves pipe cleaners, (I am going to get e reputation, I know it)
**He's a really nice guy too, 37, graduating from the CHP soon, and a really good drummer(professional), and obviously serious about his relationship with God, contact me with any questions.