Here is what I propose as we near the end of our Fast for the Family, the Church, and our Nation: You have joined a great cause and have dedicated your time, body, soul, and mind to strengthening our greatest resources, the family, church, and our nation. Once the 40 days is up, then what? Is it all over? Have we completed our task? I don't believe we have.
If we truly want to strengthen the family, church, and nation we must begin right here, with ourselves and our own families. We must make an effort to create a movement that will actually carry on past the fast. What if we challenged each other as well as our friends, family, church, and neighbors to take it a step further?
Perhaps we could begin by declaring Sunday as a genuine, true family day, really celebrate the Sabbath (even though Sabbath is technically on a Saturday). We could encourage each other to truly devote Sundays to family and to God by choosing to not partake in social media but rather engage with our own families and churches by having discussions, cooking together, breaking bread together, dining at the same table together, playing games, etc.
Perhaps we could declare Tuesdays as family game night. Instead of watching TV or being bogged down with other chores/activities, we could spend an hour playing a game with our family.
Family Fit Thursday, let's get moving. Let's go for a walk with our family, maybe invite some neighbors, or play a game of baseball, frisbee, etc.
Perhaps we could declare Friday as a day of Fasting, fasting for the family, the church, and the nation. Continue the fast every Friday and invite others to join, whether it be from social media, food, sweets, whatever.
Maybe on Saturday we cold have a campfire community, where we invite neighbors to join us?
You see what I'm getting at? If we truly believe that in order to strengthen our nation we must strengthen our family and our church, then let's actually begin to think about how we can transition from fasting to acting. This last week I would like to encourage you to focus your prayer on how God might have you transition. Maybe your days will look a little different. Maybe you have some more creative ideas or something that will work better for your family. Please, share your ideas with us, below.