Food · Jesus

The Art of Fasting

Today I’m starting a Daniel Fast.

I’m not going to explain it in depth, but I’m basically just going to be living on vegetables and fruit for the next 21 days. It’s a spiritual thing and is based on Daniel in the Old Testament, when he chose to eat differently to all the other men. (Wow, what a description. I hope you already knew what it was because that was not helpful.) (Actually just look here if you want to know more.)

I think I’m looking forward to it. Rather, I want to do it. Who knows how keen I’ll be halfway through.

Though I have to admit, when I’ve done a fast-style-thing before, I didn’t actually miss the food I couldn’t eat. I mean, if I saw someone else eating pasta I knew that I would like it, but I didn’t crave other things and I didn’t feel like I was missing out on anything. (Okay, so there was one rocky day early on, but we don’t talk about that.)

(Also, I just helped my mum carry in the groceries. The thing that stood out to me was the massive celery and cauliflower. *shudder*) (Okay, okay, celery isn’t that bad.) (But cauliflower.)

Anyway, it sounds like a good way to start the year. Just a way of focusing and getting ready for what’s ahead. Hearing from God. All of that stuff. I am keen as a healthy-as-bean.

Sarah xx

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