Today marks the first week of the 21 day fast and I’m not even going to lie. It has been very difficult. Especially when I get sent home with a box of Krispy Kremes! I know they are awful, but oh! They taste so good! I got the “Mom, you’re the best!” award from my son since I let them eat the donuts, so that I wouldn’t!
For real, though. I am learning alot about self-control and discipline. I’m realize how much I don’t have of either when it comes to food. However, I am trying hard to not be legalistic and to stay focused on the ‘why’ of fasting. My favorite coffee shop closed this week (sad day!) and so, when I went I did get a cookie. They have some fabulous snickerdoodles!
Also, I was having a hard time with someone else telling me what I could and could not eat. I know… I have control issues too! So, I decided to make a more general partial fast list for myself. Since it was also spur of the moment, I wasn’t fully prepared to eat in a super strict manner. So, I’ve been cutting bread, meats, and sweets. I’m still drinking coffee, and having oatmeal. I’m just eating more fruits and vegetables, maybe have pasta for dinner.
The first week has not been easy. I knew I wanted to really take the time to draw closer to the Lord and build my walk with Him up. I knew I wanted to spend more intentional time in prayer. It is something I have been desiring for quite some time. You know how it is. You know what it’s like to be at a certain place in your relationship with Christ, and for one reason or another, it seems you let the ball drop and before you know it, your Bible is collecting dust from Sunday to Sunday. That is, if you even take it to church. With all this fancy technology of Scripture on-screen, it seems that we don’t even bring our Bibles with us. (Hopping off my soap box….)
Then, this weekend, I really have been praying about something in particular (which will not be disclosed at this time… maybe later. I’ll keep you guessing!) And I now feel like I have a renewed purpose in this time of fasting. Yes, I will fast for all of the above reasons, and yet, I have a specific request as well. I am looking forward to the answers that I seek! I’m praying that I will take this time to listen to the Spirit speak, instead of running my mouth like I so often do.
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