Many of you know that our community is joining hundreds of thousands of other people for a forty day fast beginning May 28. I won't go into the full explanation - Lou does a fine job - but I'll share with you a little plan that Kelsey and I have cooked up.
We marked our first 40 day fast - preceding Burning Man and The Call in 2000 - with a reading schedule. Another couple joined us in reading and praying from the same passages each day. Then we'd gather in the evening, compare notes, and pray for one another.
I can honestly say I've not looked forward to a fast like this in a long time. In fact, not since that time in 2000. I have a great expectancy surrounding this. This feels both epic and intimate. I'm willing to go 40 days hungry because I'm expecting that He will answer from heaven. I'm willing to go 40 days hungry because I'm already hungry and I want Him to fill us.
This time, we're inviting you in.
I'll post our reading schedule here in a few days and you can participate however you'd like - water, juice, veggies - in regards to the fast, but read along with us every day. I'll be commenting daily on that day's passage and looking for insights from you as well. When I've got the schedule ready, download it and stick it on....uh, the refrigerator. :)
If this all is new to you, download this great set of suggestions for fasting safely. Don't be intimidated - fasting is way easier when done in a group.