Breaking the Fast

Finally, I can speak again.  Not that I couldn’t before, but I was pre-occupied.  Together with my coworkers at, I have been fasting–for 21 days.  Not a full fast where you eat nothing, but I ate NO sweets, breads, soda, coffee; basically I just ate fruit, veggies, whole grains, nuts, eggs and a smattering of chicken and fish for 21 days.    Sort of a Daniel Fast, except I ate some meat.

If you don’t combine the fast with increased time in God’s word and in prayer, then it’s nothing more than a diet.  and while I’d love to lose 5 to 10 pounds, weight loss was not my motivation.  I could not have stuck it out, if it had been either.

The sacrifice is honoring to God.  It’s an act of obedience.  It can be a pathway to freedom.  It can be a way to a deeper, more intimate relationship with God.  In short, it’s an act of worship.

When I started, I didn’t have a true understanding about what fasting is.  If I’m honest, my understanding has only increased a little bit.  I read a book about fasting, a lot of scripture about different people in the bible who fasted, and prayed about it a lot in an attempt to figure out what I was doing.

Clarity, wisdom, deeper understanding, discipline, peace, joy.  These are just a few of the things I gained, by giving up that “junk” for 3 weeks.  And the way I understand it, the blessings will continue even after I’m done.  I’m looking forward to a great Twenty Ten!  Answered prayers, greater wisdom and understanding, and an unwavering confidence in my Redeemer are mine, so sayth the Lord!

Now, I’m gonna go eat some chocolate.

One response to this post.

  1. I’m so proud of you! I long for your discipline. Happy Twenty Ten!

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