Sunday, September 6th, 2020 I started my Daniel Fast.
I have been mentally physically and spiritually preparing for this fast for a while now. I have prayed over this fast for guidance, clarity and strength as I take on the next transformational 21 days of being in Gods word and becoming closer to Him.
I have gone over in my head on what the do’s/don’ts are and how challenging it may be for me. Trusting that with the strength and grace of God I can truly do anything, including the next 21 days.
Physically, I have weaned myself from caffeine (my beloved coffee), along with my nightly dark chocolate/peanut butter combo, dairy and all meat products over the last 2 weeks.
My plan was to start on Monday, but God really put it on my heart this morning when I woke up. There was no better time and part of this is about being obedient to his will for my life and so I welcomed it with open arms.
I’ll be honest, the no coffee/caffeine thing is hard, especially chasing around a toddler with boundless energy. I’ll just be over here pretending my lemon water is a cup of sweet hot coffee! But whenever I felt tired today I went back to the verse of the week I am memorizing that is now my screensaver on my phone:
“For you know the plans I have for you, declares the Lord, plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future. Then you will call upon me and come and pray to me, and I will listen to you. You will seek me and find me when you seek me with all your heart.” – Jeremiah 29:11-13
I am truly more excited than anything. My desire to grow in my faith far outweighs the doubts and fears that I have. The tough times are bringing me closer to the Lord as I keep that in my focus. I am seeking his wisdom and his grace with all my heart and that is what I will cling to in the undoubtedly challenging days to come.