As I reached the final day of fasting this past Sunday, I can reflect on the many things that I’ve learned.
- Getting closer to God. This is the main reason for fasting. It is always nice to get better acquainted with my Lord and Savior through His Word and through prayer.
- I don’t need caffeine. Sure, I like the taste and smell of a cup of coffee, but I didn’t have withdrawal symptoms from not having it for 21 days. That tells me that it’s not a necessity. Caffeine can affect you in negative ways, like rapid heartbeat or being jittery.
- I will cut back on steak and other meats. My husband and I ate steak almost every week before the fast. I’m not going to totally go vegan since God said that all food is good (I Timothy 4:3-4). However, I have felt amazing these past few weeks. I want to continue to feel energetic.
- Diet made more of a difference for my weight loss. I didn’t fast for the purpose of losing weight…it’s just a side effect.
- Trivial things don’t matter. My cell phone was lost, and I didn’t have one for 2 days. At the end of the day, it’s just a material possession.
- I need to cut back on social media. I use social media to promote my blog, but other than that, I’m not the type of person that lives on Facebook and always taking selfies. You ever notice that everywhere you go, whether it’s work or the doctor’s office, people rarely talk to each other anymore? They’re either texting or on social media. Some people text while they’re walking. Even driving, although you can get a ticket for that!
- I didn’t miss eating bread. When you’re a pre-diabetic, it is better to resist it.
- It felt good to teach someone a spiritual lesson. I’m always open to talking about spiritual matters with those that will listen. When I can write about it, it is even better.
- Your body needs a detox. Every now and again, your mind and body need a detox. See my post on Why Regular and Natural Detox is so Important For Your Body
- Television is used as a tool for mind control. We didn’t watch regular television during the fast, not even the local news. We watched documentaries and nature shows. It is a mindless distraction.