Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Daniel Fast Day 17

There's a connection, I feel like my head is clearer to hear what God is speaking to my heart.  I know if I began to nurture this desire of being in God's presence He will cultivate and grow that desire.

Life seems crazy and overwhelming at times but some decisions I need to make are coming clear.

Monday, January 30, 2012

Daniel Fast Day 16

So exhausted today!

Have been feeling like God is stelling me to slow down and do less.  God's timing is everything...I believe God has planted that desire in my heart...I have to wait for him to say "Move"

Sunday, January 29, 2012

Daniel Fast Day 15

Wish I could pray then speak!!

Wanting to step into a position on the youth group, but not sure if the timing is right or not...

Praying through some emotional turmoil...the "I need to be included" thing...I need to listen to God.  I know he said to slow down, but now the Youth group??  How is that slowing down?  Was it a "Slow down so I can speak to you??

UGH...so confused!!!

Saturday, January 28, 2012

Daniel Fast Day 14

Made popcorm with honey and cinnamon - YUM!

Still truckin' along...still don't feel like I'm getting a breakthrough


Friday, January 27, 2012

Daniel Fast Day 13

My niece...so much drama!!

My mom...just got laid off

My boys secretary...cancer

Heavy heart!  :(

Thursday, January 26, 2012

Daniel Fast Day 12

I feel like the Lord has been telling me to slow down.  I've been praying about what I should do next year in regards to the PTA...leaning towards stepping off the board...we shall see...trying to do what God wants from me!

Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Daniel Fast Day 11

Exhausted - sick - YUCK!!

Yet I feel the urge to go to the store???  Weird!!

Taking it easy today!

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Daniel Fast Day 10

Still not feeling well...lots of congestion, yet my nose is clear - weird!!

Bible study was great again tonight!  Found a verse that spoke to me today:

Philippians 3:18-19
"For as I have often told you before and now tell you again even with tears, many live as enemies of the Cross of Christ.  Their destiny is destruction their god is their stomach and their glory is in their shame.  Their mind is set on earthly things."

Monday, January 23, 2012

Daniel Fast Day 9

Yep, a cold!!  And signs that "that time of the month" is coming!  Praying that the cravings for sugar that I usually get during this time of the month won't be bad.

Gotta stay strong and lean on God to get me through. I'm praying for a breakthrough in my eating habits.  I really want to see something neat from God during this fast!

Sunday, January 22, 2012

Daniel Fast Day 8

One week down!!

I feel like I'm coming down with a cold.  YUCK!!

I'm still a little tired, but that has mostly subsided.  Church was great.  Just knowing they are all going through the same things I am (well, maybe not the cold) I feel a connection.  Sat and talked about a few recipes during 2nd service.

Saturday, January 21, 2012

Daniel Fast Day 7

Went to a wedding shower today.  It was nice that they thought about all the people that were on the Daniel Fast and had foods there that were specifically made for them.  Still trying to find my way through this fast, but things are starting to fall into place.

I feel hungrier than normal - all the time - but I guess when you don't eat foods that have substance, that happens!

Friday, January 20, 2012

Daniel Fast Day 6

Feeling better today.

Realizing that our grocery bill is quit big now!!!  Had vegetarian Chili tonight...it wasn't bad at all!!

Found some other foods that I can eat...it's almost like a scavenger hunt at the store!

My energy level seems pretty good now.

Weather is going to get bad tonight, so we stay home!

Thursday, January 19, 2012

Daniel Fast Day 5

Today I was fine, until about lunch.  I started going downhill from there.  If I weren't in the midst of a fast, I'd begin to wonder if I was getting the flu!  I went from being so cold (couldn't get warm) to sweating...Now I feel like I could just go to bed (it's only 6:30pm!) and I'm freezing again!!  I keep feeling my forehead to see if I have a fever - I don't

I'm not craving anything...right now nothing looks good!

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Daniel Fast Day 4

Irony = my turn to bring treats to the PTA meeting this morning...

Yep, that's the story of my life, so I purchased the donut holes, muffins, fruit and OJ...I only brought home the fruit and OJ, sent all the other stuff home with someone else.

Today I feel fine...more energy than I've had in the past 2 days.  I've been very irritable today though...

Side note:  lost 5 pounds since the 1st of the year!

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Daniel Fast Day 3

Today I had my first real craving...I wanted Starburst so bad while I was at the school copying.  My mind was saying that it would be ok and to go and eat that candy..."No one will know"  But I knew better and a moment later a friend sent me a text asking me how I was doing...God used here at that moment to keep me on track!!!

Monday, January 16, 2012

Daniel Fast Day 2

Today I had a real hard time waking up.  It's probably a good thing the boys didn't have school today.  The headaches have begun, I hope they stay dull.  I have learned to make granola today - everyone loved it!!

I have been a little irritable today and very lazy.  No energy at all.  No desire to leave the house, which is odd for me.  Having a hard time concentrating today.  I am very full today, I ate so much granola...more than I should have.

Tomorrow resumes a normal day!

Sunday, January 15, 2012

Daniel Fast Day 1

The Daniel Fast starts today at 6pm.  For the past few days I feel like God has been revealing to me that I have an addiction to food.  I have to say that I agree -- who doesn't agree with what God tells you??

So, I used today to confess before a couple of my friends and my pastor about my food addiction asking them to pray for me through this journey.  I am very fearful that I will fail and that I can't do it, so I know that is Satan trying to keep me from fasting.

Ready or not, here we go!!

I have a list of things I will be bringing before God during this fast...

Also, I began a 21 day devotional from Made to Crave called Craving God (which is a free ebook by the way) by Lysa TerKeurst

Psalm 139:14
"I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made; your works are wonderful, I know that full well."

Question for me to ponder from Lysa's book:
"Is it possible we love and rely on food more than we love and rely on God?"