Fasting

Griffin's Relationship / Marriage 

January 11, 2021

“After about a week, I noticed what I can only describe as a new sense of sharp-sightedness: so many of the distractions that typically consumed my attention were silenced as I heard God speak more and more each day.”
Testimony: Although I have heard powerful testimonies both in scripture and in the stories of fellow believers, I never could have imagined the breakthrough that God had in store for me through my fasting journey in 2020. I had only gone on a handful of dates with Michael when he sent me Jentezen's sermon on fasting, inviting me to join him in this season of intentional hungering for more of Jesus. I remember the message beckoning me to my core, prompting me to at least experiment with what might happen if I set my eyes so firmly on the Lord. For the next month, Michael and I continued dating, all while committing to the Daniel Fast and to pursuing God before all else. After about a week, I noticed what I can only describe as a new sense of sharp-sightedness: so many of the distractions that typically consumed my attention were silenced as I heard God speak more and more each day. The peace that was upon me grew my spirit, and to witness that same steady faith rest upon Michael grew my affection for him as I got to know him more and more. As the fast came to an end, Michael and I would often look at each other, pause, and stumble for our words as if there was something each of us wanted to say, but we could not find the words. Michael finally found the courage one evening to share what was on his heart. "I love you, and you are the woman I am supposed to marry." He could hardly get the words out before I responded with affirmation of my love, telling him that God had put the same message on my heart. Both Michael and I had spent long nights in the wilderness prior to our meeting, and to come to know one another with such clear revelation about God's position in our relationship was Hebrews 11:1 come to life. We're now happily married, and we pray that God will use our love story as a beckon of light, prompting others to let go, let God, and await with faith for the overwhelming goodness He has in store for all of his beloved children. 
 

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