Last Easter, I made a personal decision to fast over the Easter holiday. For someone like me who likes food as much as I do, I found this to be very challenging especially since I love food and eating so much. My hope was that by doing this I would gain a clearer focus of the meaning of what Jesus went through over 2,000 years ago just so you and I could be saved.
As the weekend progressed, I actually found that my hunger started to subside. My weekend was filled with reading the bible, praying, and of course family. When Sunday morning rolled around, I found a focus towards God and what the resurrection truly meant unlike anything I have ever felt before in my life. As I attended church that Sunday morning at Prairie Lakes Church, I found myself just openly weeping. I was so moved. My heart was filled with a peace unlike any I have ever known.
Well after that wonderful experience I had last year, of course I want to repeat it. I will be fasting over the course of this Easter holiday and I would like to invite you to fast along with me. The fast will start tonight following your normal supper. Tonight’s supper will be symbolic of The Last Supper on that Thursday night all those years ago. The fast will last until Sunday at noon. During this fast, the only thing you are allowed to consume is water. No food of any kind, no pop, no fruit juices, just water.
I have linked in this website http://www.ccci.org/training-and-growth/devotional-life/7-steps-to-fasting/01-personal-guide.htm for you to look at and learn a little more about fasting and what is involved. If after reading this you feel like this is something that you would be interested in doing, I would like to invite you to fast along with me.
On Monday, I will be sharing how the fast went and some of the things I experienced over the course of this most holy weekend. I would love to have you try this along with me and see if your heart and soul is moved as much as mine was. I would love for you to share the experiences you had on here as well if this is something that you decide you would like to do along with me.
Above all, you must live as citizens of heaven, conducting yourselves in a manner worthy of the Good News about Christ
May God Bless you over this most holy of holy weekends and let’s not forget what we are celebrating.