Well, I am a week in and I am surprised I lasted. Apparently, I am the only one that is surprised, since I keep asking people if they can believe I'm still doing this, and everyone said, "YES!". According to them, they knew I would continue, since when I say I'm going to do it, I always follow through. I'm not sure if that's integrity, or just my stubbornness that comes through!
I do have to admit, it's been a hard week for me at times. It's not necessarily the foods I miss, it's that my stomach is not always happy! On the "physical" side of this fast, I have lost 8 pounds in these 7 days and my body is slowly adjusting. I have tried to get more creative as each day passes. Stir-fry is my best friend in the food department at this moment. I have found that the lack of sugar sure changes the way things taste. On the other hand, I have made many things that the rest of the family has liked. I alter it some for them by throwing in some ham in the pea soup, or making homemade french fries in the oven with olive oil, and they eat meat with it, but they seem to be also enjoying the extra vegetables around the house.
On the prayer side of things, I have been enjoying my time. I had been talking about reading through Revelations, but as I began to pray, I felt the need to learn more about defending my faith. At TBC, we took a class that used the books, "Know What You Believe", and "Know Why You Believe", by Paul E Little. If you have not read these books, I suggest you pick up a copy! Travis loves these books so much, that if he sees them, he buys an extra one to give to someone who he thinks really needs to understand our faith. Even though I have read this before, it's good to sharpen those swords and prepare for any question thrown at you when it comes to believing in Jesus Christ. I have really been enjoying my time, and take notes of things that really make an impact on my heart. God has also been encouraging me in my music. Yesterday, I was asked to help work on a music project that will stretch me creatively! I am excited to see what God has in store.
I want to encourage those of you who are doing the Daniel Fast, to keep going! It is hard at times, but the rewards will be great! I also want to encourage everyone to pick up a copy of the books I talked about. You will not be sorry, and it answers all the lies that the media and past theories try to prove.
May God bless you all this coming week!
In honor of Tim Tebow, I will share with you John 3:16
"For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life."