On June 1, I embarked on something new for me... a partial fast, and a blogging fast... You can read about my intentions here.
Here is how I did...
I do know that I will be taking a bloggy break for the 21 days. (promise me you will come back after this?!)I took a bloggy break (did you miss me?)... I thought that I would take some time to do some writing, journaling, etc and even planned to take part in Jeff Goins' 15 Habits of Great Writers series, but I hardly did any writing at all, which was a little discouraging to me.)
I do know that I have 2 things specifically that I will be praying about, for God to show me what the next step is...I discovered I really don't know much about prayer (more on that later) and I still feel a little lost in the 2 areas in which I am looking for a breakthrough...
I do know that I will be doing a partial fast... I read and like the idea of the hours of 6AM to 3PM for a partial fast. (not from all food, but definitely something)I did a partial fast from 6AM to 3PM and I chose the Daniel Fast... Fruits and Veggies and Water. I missed my morning coffee immensely... but that did lead to some morning prayer. Some days are harder than others... like SUNDAY when the big meal is before 3PM. It did show me a lot about my eating habits. So often I was tempted to snack while meal prepping for my kids, or finishing their uneaten plates, etc. Licking my fingers, munching here and there, sneaking candy or whatever! Mostly, I did well on this part. Occasionally I choose to break the fast, but I felt grace in those moments (does that defeat the purpose?)
I do know that I'm a little scared... and afraid of failing!What exactly does failing look like?
I also know that fasting is supposed to be a private thing, but I also want to share some of what God is teaching me.
A friend on Facebook posted this on her page last week... and it hit me right between the eyes!!