Day one… I’ve made it. 🙂 I’m 1/40th of the way through this journey. That’s 2.5%. Wow… lame.
Today was the first day out of forty during which time I will consume nothing but liquid. This has been quite the first day as I worked for 8 hours (and, yes, I work surrounded by food, sweet drinks, desserts, and all sorts of snack foods…) then came home to make dinner for my husband and get a few other things around the house.
I’m thankful for the relatively easy day (considering what I thought it was going to be), but I’m beginning to realize just how long this commitment is going to last. This isn’t a one-day fast. This isn’t even a weeklong fast. I’ll be doing this for a long time!
Pray for me! Pray for Mandy, my sister-in-law. Pray for us as we hold to these commitments and watch God work.
So, why am I doing this? Health, right? Yes, that’s most-definitely one of the main reasons I’m doing this. The other reason is perspective. Food is such a huge thing in my life. Sure, I may not eat excessively, but I do think of food almost all the time. It consumes my free time and my thought life.
I need to refocus. What if I dreamed, pondered, wondered about, strove for, and lived for Christ and His Word as much as I did this food I enjoy? What if my desire for great food, new recipes, and an unlimited pantry was replaced with a hunger for deep Truth, personal application, and the overflowing/never-dry pantry of God’s Word?
That, my friends, is the spiritual desire I have for this new adventure of mine. Please pray for me in that area even more than in the physical sense. If I walk away physically healthy but not spiritually, then, in the eternal sense, this is a waste of time.
Off to get a few more things accomplished.
He humbled you and let you be hungry, and fed you with manna which you did not know, nor did your fathers know, that He might make you understand that man does not live by bread alone, but man lives by everything that proceeds out of the mouth of the LORD.
2 thoughts on “Not by Bread Alone: Day 1/40”
Wow! I really admire what you are trying to do. I totally get it. I would not have the will power. I gave up dessert for Lent, and failed multiple times during the 40 days. I look forward to following your journey. I hope that it bears the spiritual fruit that you’re praying for –
hi there. I stumbled on your blog through the bear story on pressconnects. From there I saw that you were doing a fast. I have to say you have way more willpower than I do. LOL – I have to eat at least a little bit. Also, though, I thought that I’d mention that there is something that may help you in your journey. You stated that you are only drinking liquids. There is a meal replacement program that I’ve been using that you might like to try. It is called Monavie RVL. It has 3 parts if you use it for weight loss but in your case, I would think that the shake mix would be all you wanted. It would help you keep your health up, it is the most nutrient dense shake on the market, but is still just a liquid. Check it out; Monavie is really into using the fruits that the Lord put on this earth to help people. They started with juice drinks and have just added the RVL in the past 6 months – and it is amazingly good. Just a thought for you – wishing you well – God Bless.