Over the next few weeks, I plan to introduce my readers to some juicy friends, as they write some guest posts for the blog, sharing their ideas, knowledge and experiences with you. Today, please welcome Laurie!
Hi, Juicing Mommas! I’d like to thank Marcy for inviting me to share with you all here today on Day 1 of our 40 day juice fast! For those of you who don’t know me yet, my name is Laurie Messer and you’ll find me blogging at Grace-Filled-Moments.
I’m so humbled to be on this journey with you. Whether you are on a 40 day juice fast or a 3 day juice fast, I want you to know I believe God is very pleased with your willing spirit! The timing of this juice fast couldn’t be more perfect for me. Every January for the past 2 years I’ve gone on the 21 day Daniel Fast, so when Marcy extended the invitation to join her on a 40 day juice fast with Juicing Mommas, I felt led to say yes in joining. I had already been seeking the Lord about the fast I knew was coming for me in January, and I felt like this was a door He was opening for me.
I have to admit I’m a little nervous about stepping out in faith for a 40 (FORTY!) day juice fast. This is my first experience with juice fasting. Can you say…WOW! But I have to believe God is in this because it is certainly beyond my ability to accomplish. I know I will need His empowering presence to give me the strength I need to complete this 40 day juice fast.
If you haven’t read Marcy’s post on Preparing for a Juice Fast, I recommend you do so. I especially like the points she makes on the spiritual preparation. We have to have God in the center of this 40 day juice fast, friends. It is a spiritual battle we are entering – make no mistake about it. We will be in a daily fight with our flesh, but remember what Jesus said in Luke 18:27, “What is impossible with men is possible with God!”
Yes, with God in the center of our 40 day juice fast, we will be able to do this as He gives us the strength we will need! We’ll have to go to Him though to receive that strength. Every. day.
With that said, I am excited to share with all of you something that I’ve created to help us seek the face of God every day for the next 40 days…my 40 Day Juice Fast Scripture & Prayer Journal. It’s a free printable journal with a Scripture reference listed for each day of the 40 day juice fast. Every day of your fast, you can invite God in during a time of study of the Scripture for the day. There is a place to record what you learned about the Scripture and how you can apply it to your life, as well as a place to write out your prayer for the day.
Walking in His Grace,
Laurie is a child of God, wife to a wonderful husband, and a mother of two beautiful children and one waiting in heaven. Her desire is to be filled with the empowering presence of God which enables her to be who He created her to be and to do what He has called her to do. God answers this prayer by giving Laurie grace-filled moments in her journey called “life”. You can find Laurie blogging at Grace-Filled-Moments. You can also connect with her on Facebook, Pinterest, and Google+.