The New You Resolution Day Two
Day Two! Our first non-church day fasting and praying together.
I had a VERY difficult time getting out of bed today. I wanted to keep sleeping. This is not normal for me. I typically have a fairly easy time waking up around 5:30am. I struggled with a headache for most of the day. Finally, this afternoon, it went away. I am actually feeling good at this point.
For those who missed my post yesterday, I am fasting from meats, sugar, junk food. I am eating fruits, vegetables, lentals, some whole grains. I ate a fruit smoothie for breakfast. Erica made a vegetable soup last night. I ate that for lunch. I ate a banana as a snack this afternoon. I have not drank enough water today. That is always something I struggle with.
I had an impromptu prayer meeting after coming to the church this morning. Something was going on in my office, so I left and went to the prayer room. I had a quick and powerful time expressing myself to God. I encourage you to jump into these types of conversations with God throughout the day. LISTEN. He will speak to you. What is he saying?
Sometimes during a fast, I feel heaviness and even slight depression. It does not last through the day, but will linger here and there when I think about what I am fasting from. If this happens to you, don’t worry. It is normal is MISS what you normally enjoy. You will have cravings. That is normal. Supplement or replace your activities with reading the Bible, prayer, conversation with others. If you struggle with this, be honest with someone you trust. Have them speak words of encouragement to you. Make sure you go to someone that is also fasting. This is very important.
How was your day two? Please comment on this post!
All for now,
Posted on January 9, 2017, in Uncategorized and tagged 21 days of fasting, 21 days of prayer, fasting journal. Bookmark the permalink. 2 Comments.
Okay so I have done all sorts of fasting, and I will say they are always very rewarding. I have done some of the toughest “no-food” fasts that challenged me to my core. But this time, Pastor, you had to go and say “coffee,” didn’t you 🙂 I have been wrestling with this for years thinking about trying it, so I dove in. It hurt! I was taken by surprise at how addicted my body and mind is to caffeine- wow! Here’s my trick- when I am hurting during a fast I like to pray to Jesus and thank Him for what He went through for us on the Cross. I know if He did that we can carry on with our struggle, knowing it will produce the same “revival” fruit in our spirits. Praise God! I agree with you in that I found God talking to me today in times where I don’t think I would have normally been able to receive it. Looking forward to many more of those special moments. His word to me today when I was feeling grumpy was simply- “you need to love people more.” Wow! Hard to be upset with anyone when He hit me with that!
Amen, Bro. Excited about what God is going to do through this journey in your life.