No, I’m not 21. I’m a little past it. But this post has nothing to do with age and entirely about my 21 days of fasting without meats, sweets, refined or processed foods, etc. aka The Daniel Fast.
Yup! I did it and I thought i’d share my experience with you…at least bits of it since it was after all 21 days. 🙂
So here’s why i decided to fast
Fasting is an important aspect of our Spiritual walk with God. Fasting is how we humble ourselves before God—it (1) acknowledges His greatness, and (2) it acknowledges our own limitations.
I felt I was at a point where I needed to do this…it had been a while and my spirit was crying out for deeper intimacy with Christ. I know many churches engage in a Daniel Fast of 10, 14 or 21 days at the beginning of each year but this was a personal choice.
At a high level, we can view fasting as the way we discipline our body (our flesh) toward God. Paul explained that he practiced fasting to keep himself in line with God because he didn’t want to chance becoming a castaway (I Corinthians 9:27). “Castaway” in the Greek means “failing to past the test” or “unapproved.” We don’t want to fail to pass the ultimate “test” in our walk with God. Continue reading