During Lent, I  know that certain days are for fasting. That plan is already set for me. But what if I make a plan for fasting not only from the amount of food those certain days but also fasting from certain behaviors that would make me more aware, or a bit uncomfortable? To look inward at myself with new eyes at the actions and reactions I do each day? Taking an inventory of negative behaviors or things that I do on automatic will lead me to some possible new freedoms. I will write a list of things at the end of each day of what I said or didn’t say that was not my best; examine my body language, my reactions, my comments within conversations. Just by doing this, I will see the intentions throughout my day that I can change. As God as my center, I can fast with purpose. I can make room for discipline on all levels.

by Liz