We have just a little over SEVEN MONTHS before we embark on one of the most exciting and most scary journeys of our lives!
Just a few years ago, one of our treasured friends were embarking on a similar journey. They were transitioning out of the military after 11 years of service, leaving a lot of comfort and “security” behind to follow God’s leading to a small island in Hawaii. Seven months before they left they asked if we would pray and fast with them using this crazy book called 7: An Experimental Mutiny Against Excess. Of course we wanted to jump in, and what better way than drawing close to the Lord together, consecrating ourselves and giving up comforts to give God room to move! Through that fast God spoke into our hearts and moved powerfully in so many ways that has truly and honestly led us to where we are now!
In her book, Jen Hatmaker states,
“Seven months, seven areas, reduced to seven simple choices. I’m embarking on a journey of less. It’s time to purge the junk and pare down to what is necessary, what is noble. 7 will be an exercise in simplicity with one goal: to create space for God’s kingdom to break through.
I approach this project in the spirit of a fast: an intentional reduction, a deliberate abstinence to summon God’s movement in my life. A fast creates margin for God to move. Temporarily changing our routine of comfort jars us off high center. A fast in not necessarily something we offer God, but it assists us in offering ourselves. As Bill Bright, founder of Campus Crusade for Christ, said, ‘It is exchanging the needs of the physical body for those of the spirit.’
‘”Even now,” declares the Lord, “return to me with all your hearts, with fasting and weeping and mourning. Rend your hearts and not your garments. Return to the Lord your God, for he is gracious and compassionate, slow to anger and abounding in love.”‘ (Joel 2:12-13).”
The seven areas of fasting are
Our hope and intention is to really seek God in an intense way as we are preparing for a season of newness with so many unknowns! We pray you would consider doing the 7 fast with us, or a fast of your own! Partner with us and pray for our family, our ministry and our journey! We hope that through this fast God will reveal His heart to you, that He would speak to you in profound ways!
Please let us know if you would commit to fasting and praying with us so we can be praying or you as well!
Praying God’s riches blessings and abundant love to you!
-The Crazy Lawson Tribe