I giggled to myself just a little bit when I opened my RSS this morning and found that Gypsy Mama had chosen the word AWAKE for her Five Minute Friday topic. I knew this was one week I wasn’t going to miss…
Here we GO.
Awake. I’ve been awake a lot in these past few weeks. A Lot. Between Drummer and his seemingly endless nights of feeling sickly over the holidays and the month of January, I have been awake.
January at church was designated as a Corporate Fast. Everyone fasts. Every day. You choose the “way” with the direction of the Holy Spirit, but it’s up to you.
I felt led to fast sleep.
Strange huh? Well, a fast is about denying the flesh, and what I’m learning as I get up each day at dark-o-clock, is that my flesh is feeling it. You see, I like to sleep. I crave it. I will avoid other things for it. It had to be fasted, in order for me to discover these things, and admit them. That’s the key.
Have I taken a nap or two. Yeah, late in the day usually when I still have many hours left, but only 15-20 min. The key for me has been getting up and spending that dark, early time with My Maker…and enjoying it. I am learning so much about Him AND ME! Imagine that.
Will I continue to get up like this after January is over? I don’t know. I hope it becomes a habit, because I kind of like the effects….but will I be able to continue denying this flesh of mine? We shall see…….