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Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Fasting for Squirrels

I keep wanting to write this post but then worry about whether it will sound pretentious.  But, I'm going past those worries and going to do it, because I'm curious.

I want to fast.  Someone in our life group talked about how fasting helped him have better focus on God throughout his day.  This is something I need.  However, fasting from food doesn't seem like a wise decision with my health problems (yes, I'm sounding old now).

So what have you fasted from besides food?

7 comments:

Heather said...

Maybe you can fast from certain foods like soda or ice cream? Somethings that you eat a lot of maybe. You could also maybe not watch your favorite TV show for a night or two. Just a few suggestions.

I liked Jon's idea as well but I also don't think this is the best time for me to fast right now. I need to feed Caleb somehow :). I might do what you are doing. Let me know what you are thinking about and maybe we could do it together. Good luck!

cara said...

I don't think you sound pretentious so I'm glad you posted about this because if you choose to fast I think it would be a great blog to share. Yes, I've also heard of people doing just certain foods, anything that takes up a lot of time like facebook or any sort of technologic devices. You could also take half a day to yourself and go somewhere quiet, just removing yourself from every day life. I really was serious that we should do a group fast, not that we all have to do it the same way but just on the same day. Just a thought.

Heather said...

Cara- I think a group fast is a fantastic idea!

Leatrice said...

I'd say a tv fast. Good luck with that!

Sarah said...

I like the computer and tv fast ideas. I'd need to do both though, because if I have one I'll just go to the other.

Danielle Francisco said...

I have also refrained from food fasts in the past due to health issues. Then, I just decided one day, "heck with it, I'm fasting food". It became an utter dependence on God to get me through the day and it strengthened my relationship immensely. It taught me to rely on Him in ALL areas of my life. I would definitely try it even if it's only a half day fast. Fasting from activities is great as well if you're just finding time to be an issue. I fasted from TV and all media for over a month and while it was difficult at first, it became a habit and even now, i can take it or leave it. Good luck and let us know how it all goes.

Sarah said...

Danielle, did you fast also from email?