Today’s been great! It started out a bit on the slow side, and I must admit I was a bit sad to get out of bed, and face Day 2. But after going grocery shopping, checking out some labels and finding a few food items that I actually found satisfying I began to think: ‘I can really do this!!’
Ok, so What is the Daniel Fast?
The Daniel fast is a spiritual fast intended to honour God and help to increase personal and spiritual discipline. In the Bible Daniel fasted for 3 weeks “In those days I, Daniel, was mourning three full weeks. “I ate no pleasant food, no meat or wine came into my mouth, nor did I anoint myself at all, till three whole weeks were fulfilled.” Daniel 10:2, 3.
To learn more about the Daniel Fast log onto http://danielfast.wordpress.com/ (I’ve found this blog to be very helpful in preparing me for the fast). The fast primarily consists of fruits, vegetables, and water. When I decided to do this fast I must admit that I didn’t really know 100% what I was signing up for, however once I began doing my research on the days leading up to Day 1 of the fast I began to realize that as hard as it would be, it was doable if I prepared myself well.
One of my goals for 2011 is to significantly increase my discipline and learn how to say NO to myself specifically with things I can too easily over indulge in (i.e. food, TV. spending, etc.). Instead I want to be more intentional about what I spend my time, and energies doing. I am trusting God for the strength and determination to get through this fast and to grow spiritually throughout the experience.
Wwwwwwoooooooooooooooooooooooooaaaaaah for the end of Day 2!!!!!