When you fast with a spiritual purpose, you have to be on guard to protect yourself. Things rise up in other peoples spirits that may oppose what good God is trying to get out of you. They can attempt to disturb the process…
So, I will try not to let people push my buttons, and tempt me to cuss them out and clock them over the head! LMBO. Thou shalt not call you everything but a child of God and drop kick-ith them. LOL….(kidding)
(but seriously) Lord, keep me… help me control how I react to people… let me stay in Your presence… because there is where i will find fullness of joy.
The subject of circumcision came up… i was listening to some random commentary on that…and had no idea how it related to my eighth day of fasting.
I was reminded of my relationship with God….
Hence, too, circumcision was to be performed on the eighth day (Genesis 17:12), because it was the foreshadowing of the true circumcision of the heart, that which was to be “made without hands,” even “the putting off of the body of the sins of the flesh by the circumcision of Christ” (Colossians 2:11). This is connected with the new creation.
This was a good day. I feel like I can make it! LOL. I encourage people to join in with me at any time during this 21 day fast. It will bless you….
Meaning of the number 7:
It is seven, therefore, that stamps with perfection and completeness that in connection with which it is used. Of time, it tells of the Sabbath, and marks off the week of seven days, which, artificial as it may seem to be, is universal and immemorial in its observance amongst all nations and in all times. It tells of that eternal Sabbath-keeping which remains for the people of God in all its everlasting perfection.
In the creative works of God, seven completes the colors of the spectrum and rainbow, and satisfies in music the notes of the scale. In each of these the eighth is only a repetition of the first.
Eight is the number of new beginnings. Lord don’t let me turn into a pillar of salt, looking back for something you told me to walk away from. Help me to look forward to my future… and embrace my new start.
Fast: Day Five…. was ok. The emotional waves are turning to ripples. This is a time of much needed space…
All of the sudden, people want to go to lunch all weeeeek! I survived! LOL. Wheeew. I’m still standing. I must control this flesh and it’s desires and cravings.
My car had to go in the shop for repairs after it stopped three times in SF. But praise God anyway!
A person removed themselves from my life abruptly this week. I could have reacted better, but I was in shock and it hurt. Though I am still processing it…and have my moments… I choose to forgive this person…and move forward in peace.
Lord, what will tomorrow bring?? Whewww… cause I am a bit whooped. LOL
Day one was rough...but I made it through. Not rough because of the lack of food, but rough because of the level of emotional attack I experienced. I see this will be a bit more challenging this year than I thought.
When fasting, things come to the surface. People are revealed. Issues are brought to light. I just pray God gives me the grace to handle it all.
The issue for me is, once someone or something is revealed to be toxic… I don’t let go right away. I hold on, waiting for change.
So today I confront that issue…. I let go completely.