Well folks, I have officially completed my first week (ie: 1/3) of my Daniel Fast. Had some headaches, some cravings, lots of tiredness. At one point I asked my sister to blow in my face because she had just eaten a bag of sour cream and onion chips. She was four, so she obliged (sheepish face). But despite some of the side effects, I’ve really begun to appreciate my growing ability to “just say no”. The longer I go without my favorite foods, the harder it is to turn them down, but the more I remember why I am sacrificing these things and the more I learn how much temptation I am able to withstand by God’s grace. It’s been a faith-growing exercise for me. I have also chosen to abstain from secular entertainment (movies, television, music) and even from Facebook. I admit I was expecting a lot more difficulty in this area than I have yet encountered, but perhaps with the beginning of a new semester of school and other goings on in my world I have not had the time for the distraction. I’m enjoying all the extra reading time I have had this week. I had almost forgotten how much I enjoyed it.
I have no inspirational quotes or handy information for today’s post. I could have, perhaps, but as previously mentioned, I am quite tired and have an early morning ahead of me (as has been the norm the last seven days). Looking forward to sharing with you something more substantial tomorrow. 🙂