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...
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'!)