Fasting for Easter

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

                                                                                                      Philippians 1:27(a)

May God Bless you over this most holy of holy weekends and let’s not forget what we are celebrating.

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Most of the people who visit this blog already know me so it is kind of pointless to try to describe my life in this short little blurb. What is the purpose of this blog is the question. Over the course of this last year I have been exposed to some amazing people and have made personal development an important focus of my life. Being successful, not by the world's standards, but by God's has become my main focus. Mainly, I want to work to develop myself as a person who is kinder, reaches out to help those in need, and truly makes a difference in this world. To this end I am constantly reading and am exposed to so many differnet things along the way. These have been amazing and it is helping me grow so much. Then I started to think, "Why am I being so selfish?" You need to share with others these amazing things you are learning and being exposed to. That is where this blog comes into play. As I am reading and experiencing things that are truly amazing and life changing, I will be posting them on this blog. Obviously, I will not be able to post everything in it's entirity, but I will be summarizing them and letting you know the source of the article or book they come from so you can check them out later if you wish. I want this blog to be a place where you can go to often and be inspired and leave here with a smile on your face. I will be covering all kinds of different topics dealing with success and personal development. Topics like taking action, relationships, living to your potential, reinventing yourself, finances, leadership, presenting, goal setting, time management, etc. I will also be occasionally including topics on cooking, music, and gardening because they are special interests of mine. As a little disclaimer, I have given my life to the Lord and he is #1 in my life. I am his servant and everything I do in life is for his glory. With that being said, religion influences all areas of my life. There will be references to God in this blog because I can't seperate God from this or any other area of my life. I want you to know that if you do not believe in God, that is fine. That is your choice. This blog is open to anyone who wants to better their life. I will not be trying to influence or pressure anyone into having a relationship with the Lord from this site. Please don't feel uncomfortable. You can just read the portions of the blog that you wish to. I am inviting you to go on a journey with me. We will learn together to be the kind of people we were designed to be. Anyone can make a difference in this world, but it starts%
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2 Responses to Fasting for Easter

  1. Jill E Ford says:

    OK, the last meal is 2nite, Thursday Night. The Fast begins tomorrow!!!!

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