Fasting Day one
So this is my journey again. I've started today and I'm not sure how long I will be fasting for but I know that I'd like this to be an extended fast.
Date: 9/3/2007 12:06:07 PM ( 16 y ) ... viewed 1632 times
1Timothy 3:2, 11
These verses talk about self control. Living in a way that is wise and faithful.
What is self control? The dictionary definition is control or restraint of oneself or one's actions, feelings, etc. and it is synonymous with such words as abnegation, abstaining, abstemiousness, abstention, asceticism, avoidance, chastity, continence, fasting, forbearance, frugality, moderation, refraining, renunciation, self-control, self-denial, self-restraint, soberness, sobriety, temperance.
I wonder if I could apply a high level of self control to things in my life such as my finances, my relationships, my work and my eating habits what would happen? Could I be a better person? Live a better life? This is what my fast is about.
I have fasted before, for 30 days about a year ago. The experience was incredible. It really opened my eyes to another side of feelings and living that can only be experienced by abstaining from food. At this point, you are free to explore other facets of life, you go in a new direction, you explore things that you wouldn't normally, you think differently, act differently and it is all a reflection of having applied self control and restraint to eating.
So this is my journey again. I've started today and I'm not sure how long I will be fasting for but I know that I'd like this to be an extended fast. Some obstacles that I know I will encounter are in settings that I can't really control like my work-life, sometimes my home life, being around family and friends. Yet I know one thing that has served me well in the past and has been the sole contributor of my success, this has been Putting God first, acknowledging him in everything that I do. First thing in the morning and turning my thoughts onto him. When he has been the focus of my fast I have never failed.
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