Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Fasting Update

We have now completed two weeks of the Daniel Fast. I feel like we're in the home stretch. Food choices don't seem that difficult most of the time. There was a doughnut incident that nearly did me in, but I made it through. What bothers me is that I have missed a lot of the spiritual component of the fast. There are days when I do better than I have in the recent past but on most days I'm just concentrating on the food. I almost feel like I should extend my fast, but I really don't want to do that to Sonny. What I have decided to do instead is to let next week be a very restrictive, but not complete, technology fast. I will use a lot of the time I waste on the computer and tv to refocus and regroup. I think I'll be spending a lot of nap times on my porch with my Bible.

This being said, I do not consider the Daniel Fast to be a waste or a bust for me. I think that in allowing my body to rid itself of all the junk I put into it, my brain is now ready to concentrate more. I hope this helps to keep me from being constantly distracted by all the shiny stuff around me. I can say with my mouth that Jesus is the only thing that matters, but the ways I spend my time show differently.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

One of the things that I walked away from my first fast VERY convicted about, was the fact that my food/ ingredient addictions were making it impossible for me to fast effectively. It's what has compelled, and is still compelling me, to continue to eat as healthfully as possible so that I AM able to do more fasting without the withdrawals being a distraction. I think ultimately the Daniel fast the first time is more revealing about personal weakness than anything else--and in that sense, mine was a GREAT success! God led me to this verse: "But Samuel replied, "What is more pleasing to the LORD: your burnt offerings and sacrifices or your obedience to his voice? Listen! Obedience is better than sacrifice, and submission is better than offering the fat of rams."

Seek His will for what is next and be obedient! You can't fail!