Saturday, January 17, 2009

Fasting - Day 12

Hey everyone!
Yesterday (Friday) I completed my 12th day of this 21 day Daniel fast. If you don't know what I am talking about or haven't read my previous posts on my fast click here. My church (Potter's House Christian Church) has incorporated Pastor Jentenzen Franklin's 21 day Daniel fast. To check out every detail of this fast go to Jentenzen

I started the morning reading the Word in Zachariah chapter 7,8. Check out what Zachariah 7:4-6 The Lord Almighty sent me this message: "Say to all your people and your priests, 'During those seventy years of exile, when you fasted and mourned in the summer and at the festival in early autumn, was it really for me that you were fasting? And even now in your holy festivals, you don't think about me but only of pleasing yourselves...'

That word smacked me up! Not that I am fasting for my own pleasure but sometimes during fasting we try to make things as convenient as possible for ourselves and forget that the point of it all is to sacrifice and separated ourselves for God. God never allowed leaders in the Bible like David, Peter, Paul, Moses, etc to live a life of convenience and comfort, they all lived for Him and were willing to do whatever it took for Him. Are we the same way? or do we make up our own rules? Do we go the extra mile or do we grab the shorter end of the stick? Think about that.

Here was my dinner last night.
As you see we had whole wheat natural pasta, mixed with veggies and plantains with not from concentrate orange juice. Um Um good!

This was day 12 of 21 days. Everyday for the next 21 days I will be keeping you posted with everything that happens throughout my fasting experience. You can also check out Potter's House Christian Church and download free podcast daily of every service in our 21 day fast. So stay plugged in everyday.

So are you or your church fasting this new year? If so how is it going? If not I invite you to dedicate and separate yourself for God, it will change the rest of your year.

Until next time
Stay blessed