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We (IHOP-KC) are entering into a 40 day fast period, which is exciting and scary. My spirit jumps up, my flesh screams loud. My refrigerator is full, I still have to cook for the kids, which is the hardest part of it all. The smell of food is always alluring... Anyone volunteering to cook for my kids, while I fast, meditate, pray and "go up"?
I am planning to be in the prayer room 2-4 h a day (possible only, because homeschool is done and my American husband has a different schedule as of tomorrow), get rid of few bad habits, fall in love with the Lover of my soul (see Song od Songs), continue decluttering of my house, host few people over in my house, write some extremely spiritual pieces about prayer, fasting and inner life with God and some phenomenal poems, plan the next homeschooling year... and to survive 6 weeks with the kids in a hot and humid summer time.
As with some serious spiritual challenges like prolonged fasting, I had a dream, in which the "spirit of death" was trying to kill me. Nice wake up.
Then... I had a dream about IHOP's prayer room. The chairs in the back section were changed to dark red cinema/airplane looking seats, where you can slightly unfold them, and sit in more comfortable position. The lights were dim, and it was unusually quiet there (as for the prayer room). Is that an invitation for me to rest in His presence?
Interested in 40 day fast? Read this.