#FastingForJesus is rough



So if you haven't been livin' under a rock and seen the things I've been postin' then you know that my word of the year is Love.
"I want to fall in love with love. I want to spread warmth and love. I want to be love. Remember to give love. The world can always use more of that."
Well, I'm startin' with myself. Every year my church does a fast to bring in the new year. You can fast whatever you want but the church advocates for the Daniel Fast. My pastor always says,"if it doesn't move you it doesn't move God." Oh, it's movin' me all right.  This is the first year I decided to fully participate and I am doin' a modified version of the Daniel Fast. The fast started on Sunday and will go for 21 days. I shall show love to my body for these next few weeks.


But can we stop for a minute and talk about how rough this has been. As I told Bekah the other day: I haven't had meat since Saturday and I am cravin' a burger so bad. Cravin' y'all. I feel like a crack head who feenin'. On Sunday someone brought cookies by the nursery and I successfully stayed away but y'all don't know how much my soul died when I saw the kids were havin' cheese balls for snack. Have I mentioned how much I love cheese balls and like Honey Boo Boo I wish I had an extra finger so I could grab more.

Today I went to lunch with the Seester and Sherry. She politely reminded me that fastin' ain't supposed to be easier and we do it to not only cleanse ourselves but become closer to God.

But I will say that I have already noticed a difference and can't wait to see where else God take me and this. Without giving to much info I'll say that I became privy to some information a child told me was happenin' at their house. Few about a week or so I had been prayin' on what to do. I was also quite upset cause I didn't want to be involved or in the middle of anything. But as I prayed for about a week or so I just had the child's voice in my head sayin, "what if it does happen again." My point bein' the Lord really helped show me the right thing to do and gave me the words to alert the right people.

If anything this has so far taught me to not let fear stand in the way of doing the right thing. God has ordered my steps and there is a reason and purpose for everything even though I may not see it yet. Hmm, maybe this post was the fruit and veggies talkin' or maybe I really have learned somethin'. Let's just leave this post at this and pretend that I had divine intervention from God.
I wanna be like Jesus without the dyin' on the cross. That would be extra rough. 




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    1. Wow. An your comment is right. The point besides getting closer to god is to cleanse your body for the new year and its rough but worth it.

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  2. Wow! Fasting for one day is tough! Good job! What are you drinking? I'm guessing it has to do with the Biblical story of Daniel. ..

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    1. Yes ma'am. I'm doin' a modified version so it's fruits, veggies and I added a few things like nuts. Today I wanted to switch it up and tried juice versions of some of my favorite fruits and veggies. I've also limited my social media/tv etc time and I'm tryin' to read and pray more.

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  3. Great job! Keep it up. I wish I knew you were doing this because I wanted to start this but didn't have a partner. I use to do the Daniel Fast at my old job with a couple of the ladies that I went to church with. I really miss my Texas support crew. I'm going to start one this Sunday (not for sure it will be this one) but maybe we can support eachother :)

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    1. I hate when I forget that I'm logged into our business account:)

      This is Chene by the way ;)

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  4. Oh my....you can't eat anything for 21 days? What do you have?

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  5. You must be doing it the extreme way. Daniel fast is fruits and veggies, not just liquid.
    It is rough, but worth it. However, during this time, make sure you are prayed up! Cause girl let me tell ya, the enemy will come around in the form of hoho's and ding dongs, twinkies and pizza. Everyone will want to take you to lunch!
    Blessings on this new year!

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    1. I've been eating fruits and veggies but today I decided to try then in juice form. But those are some wise words. Must remember them when I feel tempted.

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  6. What's this Daniel fast consist of? I've heard people talking about it, but not much other details.

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    1. Fruits, veggies and water. No sugar, rice, bread etc. It's also a way to cleanse you.

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  7. Good job!! I fasted from beef last year and it was sooo hard but well worth it..i wish you the best this new year!

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  8. Wow!!! I am so impressed with you. What a great way to start the year- focusing on God.

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  9. If I get to drink that tasty looking raspberry water, I'll happily fast with you. :)

    You're doing great so far!

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  10. I can't imagine the blessings you will receive from this! :)

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  11. You got this! How incredibly inspirational! XOXO

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  12. Ohhh how neat! Thank you for sharing :)

    http://neatly-packaged.blogspot.com/

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  13. So inspirational! Thanks for sharing. PS - love your Mason jars.

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  14. Our church does the Daniel Fast as well and I don't think I've made it all the way through yet...at least you get to do it with some really awesome Mason Jars... Be Blessed!

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