The idea behind the Daniel fast started as a series of small prompts that I followed like a donkey following a carrot. There was no intelligence required to get here. ;-) There are some other prompts, though, that I haven't followed so well. Yesterday changed that.
I was sitting at the table with a woman who is enormously well versed with children with special needs. I have the incredible blessing of having her assigned to us to help us manage some of Ben's behavioral concerns. As we discussed his sleep habits, which is hands down the largest challenge we face with him, she gave me some suggestions for helping him, then sat back and, though a bit uncomfortable, proceeded to say with an adamance that clearly appeared prophetic, that we need to pray over his room and and even have a laying of hands in prayer for him.
This is something that has been suggested before, but as I admitted earlier, I hesitated to follow. At this point it was clear that if I didn't follow God would send a donkey to chat with me about it. As soon as she left, I emailed my clergy, and I am happy to say that they are entirely on board with the prayer service for Benjamin, and we should have it completed within the month.
This adventure I am jumping into with the Daniel fast is proving to be monumental, and I haven't even begun the fast yet. I cannot wait to share even more.