Day Four of my Sans-Snacky Fast.
Okay, so I have thrown around the word “fast” quite liberally here and there. Some of my fasts are not biblical in the sense that I am not taking an example fast from the bible and trying to recreate it here.
But they are biblical I the sense that I am sacrificing something in my life to bring me closer to Christ. to allow God to break a stronghold in my life. to open my eyes more to the eternal things of God and pull my focus away from the things of this world and of myself.
But I am starting to love fasting! Every time it opens up something new in me! Who knew that sacrifice could be so… fulfilling?!?!
I mean, in a sense, this entire year is a covenant fast from sugar and meat and sodas and stuff like that.
During Lent, I truly fasted based off of Daniel’s example.
And then again recently, I did another hard-core Daniel Fast.
But honestly, this Sans-Snacky fast has been difficult in a different way. I mean, these other fasts that I have done have been sacrifices but they haven’t involves hunger, per se.
This Sans-Snacky fast… yeah, I’m hungry some. And I want to eat. And I don’t want to wait. And I want to bend the rules (more on that in a couple days).
It has felt more like a “real” fast than the others. Maybe because I’m doing without food even though I am hungry.
And I’m not sure if this verse easily ties in. Honestly I came across it while searching for the word “hunger” and it (along with several others I think I will reserve for another time) really spoke to me. The bold part especially.
Your kingdom is an everlasting kingdom. You rule throughout all generations. The Lord always keeps his promises; he is gracious in all he does. The Lord helps the fallen and lifts those bent beneath their loads. The eyes of all look to you in hope; you give them their food as they need it. When you open your hand, you satisfy the hunger and thirst of every living thing. The Lord is righteous in everything he does; he is filled with kindness.Psalm 145:13
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