Monday, January 31, 2011

Fasting

My three week fast is complete!  yay!  I did the first two weeks with only water and the last week was a slow transition to eating again.  I still have not had any sugar and very little meat.  I am sticking to as much fruits and veggies as I can stand.  After not eating for so long, I am finding just a hot meal is a joy!!  Fruits seem sweeter and veggies have flavor that I forgot they had.

I can tell so much has been FIXED in my body.  After having my fifth baby, I have struggled with an anal fissure for the last five years.  Since the fast it feels completely healed!  My digestive track is working so much better and issues I had are cleared up.  I just had my period and usually I would have severe cramps or cramping when I had a BM...nothing!  :D  ah..it feels good to get rid of all these nagging things that I have "lived" with.  You don't realize the pain or aggravation they are until they are finally gone!  

I am 15 pounds lighter.  I have noticed my knees are thanking me!  I went on a walk yesterday and for the first time in years my knees didn't bother me.  

I also desperately needed to hear the Lord.  Questions, hurts, frustrations...so much had happened the month before that I could feel could spin me into depression and I knew that I couldn't let my mind go there.  It was time for some desperate measures!  :D  I did hear from the Lord and it is good.  God is so good to me.  It is so good to have that unconditional love that bears you up in times such as these.  That even when the world around is getting darker...my relationship with Him is getting better and better!  I have been meditating on this verse A LOT.


And this is the message [the message of promise] which we have heard from Him and now are reporting to you: God is Light, and there is no darkness in Him at all [no, not in any way]. -1 John 1:5 (Amplified Bible)


In Conclusion...I want to live a fasted lifestyle.  I don't want my flesh to have whatever it wants all the time.  Fasting and prayer will be more of a part of my life than it ever has been.

melanie

5 comments:

Tammie said...

:-) I am a wimp when it comes to fasting... great to hear the experience was worth it... anything that makes us sweat, deny ourselves... laying down for something deeper, Kingdom-er, is always Worth it! (that last line was my thoughts to myself... after realizing my admission to being a wimp...) ;-)

Melanie said...

I had always struggled until this time. I was reading about Eve in the garden and how satan tempted her. Satan's big thing was that God was withholding good from her. What a lie! I thought of this as i was about to fast...God is not withholding good from me when I fast... He is giving me Good! :D With that mindset...it was easy to lay food down...

Jen said...

Isn't it amazing how fasting helps in so many ways! Sounds like it was great! Glad you feel better!

Melanie said...

Thank you..Jen! It is amazing!! Totally a God thing!

Mike said...

Awesome.. such an encouragement!

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