Realizing there is a problem
when I started fasting the first time I didn’t even know I was. I simply wanted to change something that I thought was displeasing and unhealthy to me my belly baby fat. It has always been an issue with me since I had my children so quick to forget about oneself as time fly by raising kids. Now that they are born and growing up experiencing their own life. I’m still here stuck with this remaining weight not too much but so much that I notice I don’t want to hang around. Realizing that it is time to give up the fatty foods and indulge on some more healthier choices can I get an Amen lol. In addition, this can cause such a big impact on life and can be hard to deny without the right guidance, prayer, and faith. It is hard sometime to realize we have a problem with something and lack the knowledge to change it.
Fasting Begin Without Knowing
I started to tell myself the only way I could become more healthier and come off blood pressure pills was to make a life change of eating healthy so, I begin to start with giving up fatty foods which we call are comfort foods. you know the ones that make us feel so warm inside and cozy you get my drift. I immediately cut out meats, bread, and sweets oh my that was so easy to say as I plan my journey of losing 20 lbs. but to do this I had to keep it consistently with the grace of GOD to keep my mind focus on what was the real purpose why I really want to do this. The first week I ate cucumber salad and drunk green vegetable smoothies
snacks, grapes, oranges, apples and grapefruit with water to drink. I did this for a straight month the more I begin to do this my mind begin to be clearer than ever. I realize that I no longer woke up with migraines like the sun had landed in my bed and awaken me. the aching pain in my knees from lack of cartilage and nerve damage in my legs. so, I knew that there was a change in my health during this month because all the things that irritate me no longer existed. I continue with my diet plan. The more I did this routine I realize that GOD was paying attention to what I was doing. He begins to speak to me and I was able to hear him clearer than any time I ever had he begin to speak and tell me things which allowed me to fast.
In the Bible What to Do When Fasting
2 Chronicles 20:3
When the nation was faced with disaster, Jehoshaphat called upon the people to get serious with GOD by going without food (fasting) for a designated time. By separating themselves from the daily routine of food preparation and eating, they could devote that extra time to considering their sin and praying to GOD for help. Hunger pangs would reinforce their feelings of penitence and remind them of their weakness and their dependence upon GOD. Fasting still can be helpful today as we seek God’s will in special situations.
“The gracious hand of our GOD is on everyone who look to him. 23 so we fasted and petitioned of our GOD about this, and he answered our prayer”.
I begin to reconcile and renew my life with praying for people more than I prayed for myself because I was no longer blind. I begin to see flesh in a different way. I must say some people would have been scared out of their minds, but I wasn’t the way it was presented to me was not in a threatening way more of my child I want you to slow down and really pay attention to what’s in front of you and acknowledge who and what it is do not be misled the enemy come in all kind of disguise.
Fasting humbled them because going without food was a reminder of their completed dependence of GOD fasting also gave them more time to pray and meditate on GOD. Too often we pray and superficially serious prayer, by contrast, requires concentration It puts us in serious prayer we reduce GOD to a quick service, pharmacist with painkillers for our every need.
After this transformation I begin to knell more than ever and praise my GOD for the things he has bless me with and still to this day. Always remember that GOD does things for us to wake up and pay attention even when we don’t even realize it until after.
Have a bless day luv bugs