This year I have decided to participate in the 21 days of prayer and fasting along with my church. I have never done it before although I have wanted to. I just wasn't willing to give something up for God for 3 weeks. I have done a lot of growing over the last year, a lot of praying. There are a lot of not so great things going on in my life right now, I knew I needed to give something up for God, I want to know Him, to love Him more then anything or anyone else. So I planned. I planned to do the Daniel fast, the Daniel fast is pretty much just fruits and vegetables.
When I brought up the Daniel fast with my parents they pretty much told me it was a bad idea, which, if I were honest with myself I would have known that. I have very high protein requirements, I definitely would not have been able to meet on a fruit and veggie fast. I decided I would modify it and add chicken, fish, milk, cheese, and protein powder. I then realized though that I wasn't truly fasting anything since I barely eat red meat as it is. I thought about other things I could fast for 3 weeks, what immediately came to my mind was eating out and Starbucks. I gave up eating out and Starbucks for 3 weeks starting January 6th. So far 6 days in I feel great, I will admit, I really wanted to go out for soup the other day because I didn't feel like cooking, I remained strong though, I went to the store and got the ingredients to make myself soup.
I am hoping I learn a lot about God and myself during this fast. I have some very personal challenges going on and I have been seeking and praying for help and guidance in the situation(s). God has already been working in/on me. I will be sharing that in another post maybe for Sunday or Monday. Be looking forward to it!
I hope you are all doing wonderful!
Love and Hugs,