Friday, February 1, 2013

Fasting - A Few Tips (Day 5)

Part of planning your fast should be to educate yourself on different types of fasts and reasons to fast. It is also important to know how to break your fast properly. This becomes more critical the longer your fast lasts. Here are a FIVE tips that I hope will help you as they have me.

Be Conscious of your schedule
By human nature FASTING is inconvenient.  Be considerate of those in your household when you begin your fast.  It wouldn't be a good idea to ask your family to skip Christmas dinner due to your obligation and would take away the personal nature

No Caffeine
Several days before your fast begins, you should start weaning yourself off caffeine. Some people experience unbearable headaches 2 to 3 days after ceasing to drink caffeinated products. During your fast you will already be acutely aware of your stomach. There is no need to add a second discomfort if it can be avoided.

Pay attention to your emotions
You may find that one moment you are totally focused on God and the next wallowing in self pity. Knowing that this is likely to happen will help you react properly. Learning to refocus on God and His goodness during this tough emotional time will help when your fast is over and you experience similar emotions.

Get some rest
Laziness is a problem that the Bible speaks against, but most of us today suffer from being too busy and not getting the rest we need. If you disconnect from the media and other people you will have extra time allowing you to get a full night’s sleep. During your fast you will be forced to slow down since you won’t be needing long meal breaks. A fast will reveal to you that you have too many activities and busyness in your day-to-day routine

Study to be QUIET
You can't hear if you're always talking.  Fasting is a time to study God’s Word, meditate and pray. To help with this, plan a specific Bible passage or topic you want to study during your fast. Look for verses you want to memorize and meditate upon. Fasting by Jesus and the disciples was always accompanied by prayer. Spend time talking to God and allowing Him to reveal Himself to you in His Word.

Thursday's Consumption
Breakfast - Apple, Carrot, Orange, Pineapple and Mango Juice
Lunch - Mixed Berry Smoothie
Dinner - Salad

 ~Live Life With NO Regrets
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