If you've spent any time with me here at Patterings, you've heard this before, but I need this reminder...
When we see 40 days in the Bible, it is a time when God made major changes and transformations. It's a journey that leads to growth and change. Preparation.
Think about the changes God made in these times...
Noah—40 days and 40 nights of rain.
Moses—his whole life went by 40 year increments--starting with being 40 when he fled from Pharaoh and started a new life, 40 years on the backside of the desert, and 40 years leading Israel, then also 40 days on Mount Sinai.
Israel—ate manna for 40 years while wandering in the desert.
Spies that Moses sent out—in Canaan for 40 days.
Elijah—in the wilderness for 40 days.
Jonah—warned Nineveh they had 40 days to repent.
I want to be susceptible to God.
I want to catch His drift for my life.
So these next 40 days will be a time of seeking God. I wish I could withdraw from life for this time, but I can't. In fact, it could be busier than usual, which means I'll have to be intentional in this...which just might be the key to all this. =)
So tell me, have you done 40 days for something or is there something you might consider a special 40 day period for?