Good morning, World!
I fasted yesterday.
About mid-day, I posted this on my Facebook Timeline:
I learned something today. I learned that I am so weak.
I learned that if Jesus can go 40 days without anything to eat, and then resist Satan when he is offered a way out of his hunger, then He is SUPERMAN!
Okay, not Superman, but definitely GOD in the Flesh.
I know this because I haven't even gone a whole day yet, and I am not sure I could do TWO, let alone FORTY!
And, I am not saying this for attention or to "fein hunger" and be visibly miserable, as Jesus tells us not to do when we are fasting. I am saying this because I want others to know that there is something to be learned when you fast.
If you want to make a sacrifice, fasting is the best way. You don't feel close to God until you are willing to give up everything for the sake of having God hear you.
I was being tempted by Satan earlier, because I was delivering food in my car. The smell, and yes, my stomach started talking. I started rationalizing. You know, the things you say to yourself (except, I think it was more what Satan was saying to me than me talking to myself) when you know you want to sin.
No, eating wouldn't have been a sin, but it would have been a failure.
Anyway, I asked God what the point of doing this was, since it was HIM who told me to do it when I woke up this morning. I told him I didn't have anything I needed that He hadn't already given me.
He asked me (I heard that still small voice), "Would you sacrifice your son if losing him was the result of eating something right now?
If I had eaten the bread in the wilderness, I would have lost you."
That hit home.
It made me realize that I DO have something to pray for, and that God hasn't given me everything, yet.
And, the least I can do is fast until midnight.
After that, I wasn't hungry.
I was afraid I wouldn't be able to sleep...but, I did -- pretty well, actually.
I had a REALLY good day working, yesterday, too. I stayed in town, and made about as much as if I would have gone out of town.
My commit performance at my Contact Center job is up to 94%. WooHOO!
When I woke up this morning, I had to use the bathroom...bad. It was like everything that was in me came out. I kept thinking, "But, I didn't EAT anything yesterday!"
The first thing I did, after I took the dogs out, was fix a big glass of tea. Yeah, I missed that, yesterday, too!
I still haven't eaten anything, though. I am not sure where I am going to eat today -- or what, so I guess I am not that hungry at all.
Well, time to get this show on the road.
Have a blessed day! MINE IS!