Now that I am on the last leg of this fast I am beginning to think about what I will be eating when I am finished. Throughout this fast I have thought about the big juicy burger or the pizza that I will eat, but now it has changed quite a bit. I am realizing more and more how this has affected my metabolism and that it will take a while to get my body functioning normal again. I have been reading a bunch of articles that talk about the best way to break a fast and most of them said that you need to start of with easily digestible food so you don’t shock your system. In the next few days I will begin working on a meal plan to try and break my body in slowly and get my metabolism back up to speed. Right now it is crazy to even be thinking about this being over, especially since it was a little over a week ago that I thought it was never going to end. It is amazing the things we can do when we put our minds to something and then rely on God’s strength to get us through.
Relying on God’s strength had been something I have always struggled with throughout my Christian life. I not only grew up on a farm where you were expected to put in a hard days work but I have always had the belief that I could do anything as long as I put my mind to it and work hard. These are very good mentalities and have helped me be successful in life, but they both begin to take us away from a main point in our lives. When we start thinking that the only reason we accomplish anything is because we worked hard, we begin to put God on the back burner because we think we’ve got life under control. Eventually we will end up a mess and wondering how we got to where we are. When we finally begin to put the two ideas together we will begin to do more than we can ever imagine. We need to come to the point in our lives when we realize that we can’t do it on our own, that God is bigger, has better plans that we do, and we wants the best for us. When we begin to get it and start living life this way, we will be surprised daily at how God is working in and through our lives.
“For we are God’s masterpiece. He has created us anew in Christ Jesus, so we can do the good things he planned for us long ago”
2 Corinthians 12:7-10
“Even though I have received such wonderful revelations from God. So to keep me from becoming proud, I was given a thorn in my flesh, a messenger from Satan to torment me and keep me from becoming proud.
Three different times I begged the Lord to take it away. Each time he said,“My grace is all you need. My power works best in weakness.” So now I am glad to boast about my weaknesses, so that the power of Christ can work through me. That’s why I take pleasure in my weaknesses, and in the insults, hardships, persecutions, and troubles that I suffer for Christ. For when I am weak, then I am strong.”