Monday, October 8, 2012

Daniel Fast ... Again

Have you ever heard of The Healing Journey?

It is a 29 week (yes--29 WEEK) Bible study geared toward helping us right our relationships with Jesus by finding our wrong beliefs/perceptions and replacing it with truth.

I start week 6 today and it is intense.  So many parts of me are being destroyed and these ugly thoughts I push down into that place where no one ... well, almost no one... looks are being brought to light.  It is scary.  And wonderful.  And ... I cannot explain it.

For example, for one assignment we had to rate these statements.  If you had a low statement, you had to write what you really think and then find scripture to counter wrong beliefs.

For example, I rated low on: Even though I may have done wrong things, it is not a part of my identity.
What I believe is this: I am the sum total of my failures.
The scripture to counter this is: For all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God.

Phew.

Anyhow, a year and a half ago Matt and I did the Daniel Fast to bring our bodies, minds, and souls back into closer connection with Christ.  Fasting has a way of drawing me near.  (You can read about our first fast HERE).

So we are doing the fast.  Again.

We aren't doing it to lose weight or to "try on" veganism for a while.  We are fasting to draw near to the heart of Christ.

Please pray for us during these intense 21 days.  And if you have must-eat vegan recipes (no sweeteners, no leaven), please pass them along!

I will be following my three earlier meal plans but switching up some of the meals.


3 comments:

  1. Coconut, almonds, cocoa powder and dates - food processor and pressed into bars. It's a healthy almond joy. :)

    I'd say good luck with your fast but it seems weird to say about a religious experience...

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  2. We love this quinoa chili:
    http://skimpypantry.blogspot.com/2012/07/simple-quinoa-chili.html

    or this vegetable soup:
    http://skimpypantry.blogspot.com/2011/07/vegetable-soup-with-sweet-basil.html

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  3. I'm glad to see you are seeking the Lord through prayer and fasting. I pray God draws near to you as you draw near to Him. If you would like additional recipe ideas for your Daniel Fast, be sure to check out my book, The Ultimate Guide to the Daniel Fast. You'll also find 21 daily devotions, meal plans, etc. May the Lord bless you as you hunger for Him!

    http://www.ultimatedanielfast.com/2010/12/ultimate-guide-to-daniel-fast-by.html

    Kristen Feola
    Author, The Ultimate Guide to the Daniel Fast
    www.ultimatedanielfast.com

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