I'm getting plenty of fiber in my diet. I woke up at 4:30 a.m. and had to make a run for the border! I need to make some adjustments. I've had a salad for lunch three days in a row. Any ideas? Belinda made a good stew without the meat and that worked for supper. I don't know when I've had more water to drink than these last three days. It works to keep me feeling full. I've been drinking hot water and it almost makes me think I have coffee--okay, not so much!
I've enjoyed my prayer times. God's word speaks powerfully and I'm eating that up. I'm really no worse for the wear on the eating front and I'm benefiting from the devotional focus. Here are some things others shared with me on Facebook or email.
Here is what Jennifer Bronson had to say, I had to navigate pizza, subway sandwiches, donuts and cookies being offered in a team room at work the past two days. Yayyyy for sleeves of whole wheat saltine crackers, grapefruit, clementines and lots of water.
Jennifer Balsbaugh said, not to mention that yesterday was national pie day!
Larry Endecott wrote, You probably know that ending our fast is where we get our English word for our morning meal.. Break-fast. How amazing! We started our fast on Sunday, in order to celebrate my birthday on next Sunday with the children and grandchildren. So this is the 4th day for us and the flesh is not to happy. Here are some of my thoughts...
So Lord what are you going to teach me this week, as my body says "What's going on here"?
That man does not live by bread alone, but by every word that proceeds out of the mouth of God. Deuteronomy 8:3 kjv
That I need to bring my body into subjection. "But I keep under my body, and bring it into subjection: lest that by any means, when I have preached to others, I myself should be a castaway". 1 Cor. 9:27 kjv
That I always must continue to seek you Lordfirst thing each day in prayer. "But seek ye first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you". Matt. 6:33 kjv
That my true strength is in the Lord and not the flesh. "for the joy of the LORD is your strength". Nehemiah 8:10 kjv
That I need to walk daily in the Spirit and not in the flesh. "This I say then, Walk in the Spirit, and ye shall not fulfil the lust of the flesh.
And I need to walk a closer walk with God. "Draw nigh to God, and he will draw nigh to you" James 4:8 kjv
These things I know but want to learn something new from God this week, as we live ridiculously for Him.
Great thoughts friends. Keep the learnings coming. Write me on email at email@example.com or comment here. Let's learn all that God has for us! We called this a Fast for Freedom. What is it that you want to be free from?
Posted on Wed, January 25, 2012
by Gary Kendall filed under