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 eating slide, it can take days of starts and stops, a tug a war between failures and gritting out successes, then finally there is this auditable click of the fast locking in. The key is not to give up. It’s real warfare. You have the flesh that is used to getting it’s way, and I hate to say it, but you also have an enemy who does not want you free of the flesh because that’s his hold over you.
I think the feeling that depresses me more than any other is when I believe am out of control of my life. And I mean out of control in a bad way. There is a real joy to self control. There are no limits to what I can do. If I want to lose ten pounds; no problem. Want to be in athletic shape; done. Write a book; when do we get started. The sky’s the limit. That’s how I feel this morning.
You have heard it said, the only person that will get in the way of you achieving your dreams, is YOU. Allow me to rephrase that. The only thing that will get in the way of your God given dreams is your flesh. And fasting is a very effective way of putting the flesh to death. When that happens man oh man, joy and hope rise up inside of you. For the eight days I have battled my flesh, some of those battles I have lost, but I have not given up. Today I wake up with new hope about my future and the verse that state’s “I can do all things in Christ,” actually makes sense to me.
However I have fasted enough to know that’s it’s not all smooth sailing ahead. I will enjoy this wonderful feeling of freedom while keeping my sword and shield close at hand.