“They celebrate your abundant goodness and joyfully sing of your righteousness.” – Psalm 145:7
Just over a year ago, I participated in my first Daniel Fast with our church. On day one, I woke up early and felt led to start a blog about my journey. At that time, blogs were new and trendy. Everyone seemed to be blogging. Since I’m not one to be involved in something simply because it’s popular, I was hesitant to do it. However, I believed God wanted me to record my Daniel Fast experiences in a public forum, so I started writing. However, I never intended my blog to be anything more than a personal journal.
I began posting entries daily. Some days I would share a tasty Daniel Fast recipe, along with a photo. Other times I would encourage others through a Scripture and devotion. Slowly word began to get out. The blog’s popularity snowballed. I knew God was up to something.
A few months later, I went to a Christian writer’s conference in Overland Park, Kansas, to present a proposal for a book on the Daniel Fast. The agent I met with, Les Stobbe, liked what he saw. He made a few suggestions, asked me to fine-tune my manuscript, and return it to him.
My experience with the Daniel Fast is an example of what can happen when you pursue the Lord with all your heart and desire to know Him in a deeper way. Start the New Year off with prayer and fasting. You just never know what God will do in your life as you hunger for Him.