The Grief of Ending My Fast

April 24, 2016 at 1:50 PM
After 16 days of fasting, in one hour I will end my fast and enter back into the land of eating. Normally this is an exciting time of anticipation. I think about how delicious the food will taste. Not today. Today I knelt and prayed, and for no reason I can explain, started to cry. Between great sob... [More]

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Find a Place to Pray Out Loud (Fasting Day 16)

April 24, 2016 at 7:19 AM
   I feel sorry for my inner city friends who have a hard time finding a place outdoors to pray out loud. I hate praying in my head. Maybe I have less faith that God can hear a silent prayer than one that can be heard by trees and sunshine. When it's just in my head the prayer feels unfor... [More]

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Fasting Motive Exposed

April 22, 2016 at 3:05 PM
It was around 7 pm and I was deep into the fasting and detox state. I knew that if didn’t turn the TV off and get into some real food, like the bible, I was going to fail. I felt weak and emotionally stretched. The image of me reclining in my Lazyboy and watching mindless TV was the only thing... [More]

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Fasting High (Day 9)

April 17, 2016 at 3:07 PM
Woke this morning greeted by a feeling of joy and anticipation. Ah, there it is. Finally. It’s been a rough eight-day go to get here but it’s sure worth the battle. A big part of finding that fasting high is to get the fast locked in. If I have not fasted for awhile or have let my eatin... [More]

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Fasting Failure

April 10, 2016 at 2:14 PM
Yesterday, day 3 on my juice fast, and it started well. Bible verses were going down like fine wine. Prayer was not one-sided. It was a Saturday so I could spend my whole fasting day in solitude, not forced to tune the Spirit in and out between tasks. I had, staring at the wall time, sitting and jus... [More]

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