Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Fasting for clarity and health...

Yesterday I started a 21-day fast that my church is participating in called the Daniel Fast. We started with a 24 hour liquid fast, then moved into the Daniel Fast.

Here's a little info if you are curious...
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Daniel_Fast

It pretty much cuts out all meats, poultry, fish, dairy, bread, caffeine, sweeteners, refined and processed foods, fried foods and alcohol. And, I'm allowed to eat all fruits, vegetables, whole grains, nuts and seeds, water, herbal tea and fruit juice (100% fruit).

We are asked to choose a specific prayer for this time of fasting. My prayer is to heal my dad and keep my mom healthy and strong.

I hope that during this time, I also pick up my bible more, pray more and feel an even closer bond to my Heavenly Father.

(When the fast ends on February 1st, you better believe that I will be enjoying a HUGE steak, glass of red wine and chocolate molten cake for dessert! Just sayin'!)

6 comments:

Post Grad Hair Cut said...

Wow. This must take a lot of focus. Good luck to you!

Lauren said...

We are fasting for 21 days too! It has been brutal for and it is only day 4! I don't do well on a restricted diet. I will pray for you. Please pray for me too!

Vera said...

You go girl! I'll eat all that other stuff for you (minus the alcohol) :P

Kristin said...

Wow, that is certainly commendable. Good luck! And thanks for displaying our giveaway button. : )

Joyeful said...

Summer, that is just awesome!! Fasting is such a powerful action in our relationship with God! I know of many miracles that have occurred during fasts! I'll be praying for you! It's never easy, but it's so worth it! : ) Hang in there!

Lisa @ Crazy Adventures in Parenting said...

Wow, congratulations! That is WONDERFUL!