I've made it through my very first 24 hour water fast. And I did it without killing anyone! Almost a week ago a friend referred me to Setting Captives Free. A website with online courses to help people over come addictions with biblical principles. There are courses for Sexual Impurity, Food Issues, Substance Abuse, and Gambling. As far as I can tell all the courses are free, at least the one I'm taking, The Lord's Table-Phase 1, is. Along with the daily Bible lessons they recommend, but do not insist on, a fasting regiment. The first day is a half fast where you eat what you normally do, only half of it. The second day is liquid, third normal, forth fast, fifth normal, sixth half, and seventh liquid. This repeats each week until the 60 days are accomplished. There are no "thou shalt no eat" foods. There is no punishment for "cheating".
With the course I have an online mentor who encourages me, not as much as I'd like, but we're just getting started and just getting to know each other. I'm sure as she gets to know my personality, and I know hers, we'll feel more connected.
Today I completed my fourth day-the fast- and I'm feeling great! I've tried to go without eating before in the past and have failed miserably every time because I was doing it for my glory and not for God's. Every single lesson so far has be a "duh" moment. Not a sarcastic duh, but a, "why didn't' I get this before" kind of duh. I encourage anyone that has weight issues to go check it out, take it for a test spin and see how you feel. As the next 55 days progress I'll let you know I'm doing. I stepped on the scale today, they discourage daily weigh ins, but I just wanted to know, and I've managed to take off 5 pounds already. God is wonderful and I look forward to seeing what He has in store for me!
Be well my friends, and be full of the holy spirit!