For the past five years, my wife and I have done a 21 day Daniel Fast. We try to begin on January 2 with a two-fold purpose. 1) Jump start healthy eating habits after the holidays 2) To listen and hear what God has to say about the coming year. The first week is always the toughest as my body detoxes from sugar. But I’ve found week 2 and 3 to be a great time to listen to God. I can’t think of a better way to begin a new year than hearing from God.
As I go through the fast, I make notes on the various things I hear from God. I specifically pray about life direction, sharing Jesus with others, my marriage and our management company. Throughout the year and at the end of the year I review the notes and I am always amazed at how God is working his plan in all aspects of my life.
Do you have a method in place to help drown out the noise of the world and listen to God? I’d love to hear how you seek God’s direction for your life each year.