Happy New Year! I hope that you are ready for the Year of Extreme-- the extreme of God's goodness! As I write down my hopes for 2015 I felt led to share with you a few personal things from my heart.

"From now on if you listen obediently to the commandments that I am commanding you today, love God, your God, and serve him with everything you have within you, he'll take charge of sending the rain at the right time, both autumn and spring rains, so that you'll be able to harvest your grain, your grapes, your olives. He'll make sure there's plenty of grass for your animals. You'll have plenty to eat." ~Deuteronomy 11:13-15 (Message Bible)

"But the seed planted in the good earth represents those who hear the Word, embrace it, and produce a harvest beyond their wildest dreams." ~ Mark 4:20

First, I wanted to share with you that I am fasting for 21 days. I invite all of you to join me! Many people ask me what is a fast and how and why do I do one? A fast for me is that I take one or two things I do often daily that I know is probably not the best for me and I give them to God and surrender them to Him. For instance, one of the things I am fasting is my diet! I am going to eat the most pure foods (fruits, vegetables, etc.) and no processed foods. I am limiting my calorie intake, too! This enables me to be the purest and healthiest vessel for the Lord to use me in a greater way. I am surrendering foods and drinks that I normally consume to God to ask Him to FILL me with more of Him and less of me!

Why I fast is easy - I fast to surrender my will on many different levels in the natural to God's will in the supernatural! So every time I am tempted to overindulge I go to God and pray for His strength to teach me discipline and to make me better at yielding to His will and ways! Fasting just gives God so much more control over every area of my life and I am closer to Him than ever during the fasting times of my life.

During this fast I am believing for God to bring the harvest to WHOAwomen in abundance. PLEASE join me this year in faithful prayer for WHOAwomen and I ask you please to pray for me, too, on a personal level. As the scriptures say above if we obey and listen to God intently and diligently we are sure to harvest in His perfect timing. I am believing this is the year for our harvest at WHOAwomen. It's been 7 years working 7 days a week to share stories of overcoming bringing God glory and producing hope to thousands of women! Now we are believing to reach millions and nations through WHOAwomen this year.

The last scripture above says it all - if we plant good seeds for God then we will surely reap a harvest beyond our wildest dreams! This is the kind of harvest I am believing for WHOAwomen and for ALL of you!

My challenge this week is this: find something in your everyday life that you can give up for 21 days. It may be cokes or a habit - whatever you choose to give to God do it today! Then join all of us believing that we will reap a harvest beyond our wildest dreams in every area of our lives. Believe that the year 2015 is the year of extremes - the extreme of God's goodness. So, put God first in every area of your life for 21 days, surrender your will to yield to His will, and then expect a harvest more than you could ever dream!

I love you all and am excited to hear what God does for you during your 21 day fast!

Livin' lively,

Laine