I’m a list maker. Part of the reason I write everything down is because I’m the typical type A personality. I thrive on setting goals and reaching them, so being able to cross task off my to-do list makes me feel like I’ve really accomplished a major feat, even if the task is just to “go to the grocery store.” However, the main motivation for my obsessive list making is simple: If I don’t write something down, it’s probably not going to happen.The older I get, the more I forget, too. I often joke with my daughters that I lost a few million brain cells once I became a mother. I don’t know if the chronic absentmindedness I’ve experienced over the past few years is a result of being sleep deprived when they were babies, or if it’s just a natural part of aging. No matter what the reason, I keep my notepad close to me at all times so that I can write down things that I want to do. Things I need to remember.

As the end of our fast draws near, think about how faithful the Lord has been to us! He has answered our prayers, given us comfort and hope, encouraged us through His Word, blessed us in countless ways, and sustained us through the power of His Holy Spirit. He has truly done more than we could have ever imagined.

Sometime over the next few days, get alone with God. With pen and journal in hand, reflect on what you have learned. Record specific answers to prayer that you’ve received and new truths the Lord has revealed to you. Make your list. Write these things down now, so that you never forget the great things God has done in your life during your Daniel Fast experience.

“Remember the wonders he has done.” – Psalm 105:5