We have been reading Mark Batterson’s Draw the Circle, The 40 Day Prayer Challenge. We love stories and this one from Day 27 is inspiring:
For thirteen years I was a frustrated writer. I had a half-dozen half-finished manuscripts on my computer, but I couldn’t seem to finish a book. I started to think that the dream of writing a book might be nothing more than a mirage.
Finally when my level of frustration hit an all-time high, I decided to do a forty-day media fast out of desperation. That fast was the turning point in my career. I needed a breakthrough, but it took more than prayer; it took prayer plus fasting.
In the process, I found that my writing became a form of praying. I don’t type on a keyboard; I pray on it. And by the time I was done, I had completed my first self-published book.
Mark Batterson, Draw the Circle
What do you do when you are stuck? When we think of fasting we think of abstaining from food, but what about a media fast? Facebook? Twitter?
Let us know what your think.
Betsy and Laurie