- After Noah got all the animals on the boat, it rained forty days.
- Moses was on the mountain forty days and got the Ten Commandments.
- The Israelites spied out Canaan Land forty days.
- Goliath verbally abused Israel's soldiers forty days.
- Jesus fasted forty days.
- After the resurrection, Jesus remained with his disciples forty days. Then he ascended.
Let me explain The Forty Day Project.
Sometimes, when God speaks, he makes himself clear. No question. Other times, he drops hints; makes suggestions, like a sign over a business you pass every day on the way to work. You learn the name of the business, but if the name doesn't include what they do, you really don't have a full understanding. You don't have much info.
Then the time line skips back to 2011. There's another dad, someone I've never met, looking at my blog posts. He has a lot in common with me. And he finds it re-assuring that he's not alone. There's a young Christian believer there, too. She wants to know what it was like for Jilly and me to go through the same junk she's going through. She wants to know if she's gonna come out the other side and be ok.
This is how The Forty Day Project was born. I may abbreviate it "40 Days". At this point I still don't know what the end result will look like. I think God is urging me to trust Him for it.
Let me speak about my fears and objections for a minute. I'm afraid that I might blog for self gratification, or for recognition. I still don't know if I'll even go public with this idea. Just like anybody else, I only have so many hours in a day. So I don't know if 40 Days will be worth the time it may take away from my family or my business. I don't know for sure if I have created this vision in my own mind or if God really did give it to me.
But faith may overcome my fears and objections.
I want to simply do two things:
- To love God.
- To love my fellow man as I love myself.
Who are you? Please comment on this post, regardless of when you found "40 Days". Let me know something about you. Do you need anything? Encouragement? Prayer? Hope? Anything that I have the ability and time to give?
That's Day One. Thirty nine more to go. Who's with me?