Tuesday, January 8, 2013

Soul Detox

So we have started a 21 day fast as corporate church.
I had done a 21 day fast before. Once.
Though we have had several I was either pregnant or Nursing during those times and I had decided to grant my husbands wishes stating i shouldn't fast any food for health reasons.. So i had fasted electronics, social media (facebook, twitter, radio, tv.. etc) and at one point even eating out, only home made food..
I however dont recall my previous 21 day fast been so difficult. I did a liquid fast for 21 days. Was it hard? Of course, but for some reason this one seems tougher.

So what have I learned these past 3 days... People get Mean! lol
Sadly its true..
We become irritable, passive, anxious, short tempered, and the list can go on and on...
Some of us even have this look "i dont know what to do??? what do i do" and sulk.

I believe a Fast "Reveals" what truly is inside you.. Behind the charades, behind the acting, Behind the Pretending. It reveals who you truly are.
"Hard times don't determine who you are, it Reveals who you are" ~Dr. Edwin Louis Cole

So what else have i learned... How to Pray..
Why? How?...
Simple.
I dont want to walk around all frumpy and grumpy..
We are supposed to be full of Joy!

16 Be joyful always; 17 pray continually; 18 give thanks in all circumstances, for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus
(1 Thessalonians 5:16-18 NIV)

When i Fast i want the Fruits of the Spirit to be evident.. 


Galatians 5:22-24 (NIV)

22 But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, 23 gentleness and self-control.Against such things there is no law. 24 Those who belong to Christ Jesus have crucified the sinful nature with its passions and desires

So what am I saying..
That for who ever is Fasting i want to encourage you.. Press through. Dont Give Up. Theres breakthrough waiting to happen.

Hebrews 10:36 Says it Best:

"You need to persevere so that when you have done the will of God, you will receive what he has promised"


2 comments:

  1. Sooo right! My husband has never truly fasted, and I would be scared of that period where the flesh was just throwin a fit ;) Funny, real, poignant...good writing. I like the way you write.

    ReplyDelete
  2. Very true Ericka. Helps knowing God is good and that iron sharpens iron

    ReplyDelete