If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just and will forgive us our sins and purify us from all unrighteousness. ~ 1 John 1:9
Today was our first day, and I have to admit… It was not as bad as I thought. Although not having my morning coffee was probably the biggest sacrifice.
Breakfast – Oatmeal with Blueberries
Morning Snack – banana, and carrots/celery with Spicy Hummus
Lunch – Brown Rice, zucchini and yellow squash, and a salad with homemade Italian Dressing
Dinner – Potatoes and Onions with leftover rice and a salad
I also snacked on almonds most of the day and had a fruit/vegetable juice that we made with our juicer.
High: We made it through the day without cheating… despite the baby shower cake and leftover chocolate in my classroom!l And I was not ever really hungry.
Low: I would feel better if someone would unplug the jackhammer that is trying to escape from my head. 2 advil in the morning and 2 in the afternoon are no match for what caffeine would do for me about now. We both felt very tired and sluggish. In fact, I wish I could go to bed soon. It’s like 3pm.
What prompted Daniel to fast was the word of God. He was studying the words of Jeremiah, and was greatly troubled by what he read. We follow in Daniel’s footsteps, not because we are troubled by God’s word, but because we are troubled by what has happened in our lives without it for so long.
Heavenly Father, we fast to seek you. We fast to know you more. We fast because we are confessing that we have sinned and we are not willing to continue without you. God, please bring my sins to the forefront of my mind and uncover my eyes to anything that may not be pleasing to you so that it may be dealt with over this next 21 days.