Updated: Feb 6
THEN I SET MY FACE TOWARD THE LORD GOD TO MAKE REQUEST BY PRAYER AND SUPPLICATIONS, WITH FASTING, SACKCLOTH, AND ASHES. DANIEL 9:3, NKJV
Geography and spirituality are oftentimes related. No one has to tell someone who is five feet tall that their line of sight is different than a person who stands at seven feet.
Likewise, a person looking at the Uluru in central Australia is taking in a different view than someone who is standing in the middle of Martin Place in Sydney.
No doubt, our view affects our vision, and that’s exactly what a change of place makes possible.
Think of it this way. You can take in a lot more of Uluru if you leisurely walk around the trails on the ground than if you flew over and saw it from a plane, right?
You’ll notice what you couldn’t have noticed. You’ll think about what you wouldn’t have thought about. Similarly, when you change your pace, you get to a place where you see things differently, where God can inspire you.
Now, I realise that during these 21 days of fasting, you might not be traveling or going anywhere different than your usual places each day. That’s okay!
Instead of getting your typical food and sitting in front of the TV, perhaps you can sit on your front porch or back patio and read the Bible.
Instead of hurriedly making a meal, you can walk through your home, play some worship music, and pray for God’s blessing on yourself, your loved ones, and on all who enter your front door.
Maybe you can go on a walk and give God time to speak to you. Instead of dedicating your mind to what you’ll eat for lunch as you drive to work, you can meditate on scripture.
No matter how small or insignificant your change of place might be, it may very well be right where God wants to do something incredible in your life.
What is God speaking to you today?