Tuesday, January 19, 2010

.Tuesday, January 19, 2010...Afternoon

End of Day 3. i usually do not post twice in a day, but that is how today ended up. Interestingly, i ate less today than i did yesterday. i am actually going to seek to eat only 2 solid meals per day. This does not include smoothies and/or juices (even though they are also "meals"). Yesterday i drank two 40oz smoothies and had one solid meal. Today i drank one 55oz smoothie and had one large (for me) solid meal of fruit. The reason i want to try this is because if and when i come off of this fast, i want to remain temperate in my eating habits (even if they are cooked). i noticed a pattern over the six years i have been fasting and going on and off 100% raw. When i eat cooked foods, i begin to overeat and worse yet, to eat late into the night. Especially in times of stress and trial. When people came knocking on my door to take foreclosure pictures of my home, i prayed and ate popcorn late into the night. The praying was good, the popcorn (particularly that late at night) was not. i am seeking this time to use the Fruit fast as a training in proper habits of eating in terms of time by God's grace.

Today's meals were:

55oz smoothie made from watermelon, bananas, OJ and molasses.

7 dried figs, 6 bananas, one avocado and one large organic Fuji apple.

4 sets of chins (28 reps total); 4 sets of pushups (240 total); 2 sets of 5 one leg squats on each leg.

Grace and Peace be multiplied.


Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Day 3 of the Fruit fast. Over the last couple of days, i have been strongly impressed with the subject of Faith. i realized this morning, more than ever, the people that would walk with Christ on this eart must be people of strong faith. This is especially true for us who believe these are the last days of earth's history (as the earth now exists). This i believe is a most essential ingredient in the one who would endeavor to commit to any type of fast. Particularly if its for reasons of the Spirit.

Now we believe the Bible definition of Faith:

Now Faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen. Hebrews 11:1

The Bible is filled with examples of the exercise of Faith, but one of my favorite is the story of the Deliverance of God's people from Egypt. The scene is this; Moses was told to direct the people (600,000 men plus women and children) towards the Red Sea. The people were hemmed in by mountains on their right and their left, the Red Sea was before them and Pharaoh and the Egyptian army behind them. At this time the Egyptian army was the most powerful in the world and they came bent on the destruction of their former slaves.

The people were distressed and cried out to Moses for doing such a dumb thing as to lead them where they would be surely destroyed. Moses turned to the God of Heaven and here is the response:

And the Lord said unto Moses, wherefore criest thou unto me? Speak unto the children of Israel that they go forward. Exodus 14:15

This is a wonderful story that should be read in its entirety to get the full context. But the point is they were told to step forward into the water; by Faith. There was no science, no logic, no explanation involved. Just Go Forward by Faith. Of course they did and they ended up walking on dry ground. That is what i am feeling regarding this fast. No science, no logic, no worry. Just Go Forward by Faith.

When i feel hungry, i don't worry, i just Go Forward by Faith. When i see things that tempt me, i just pray and Go Forward by Faith. My eyes are not on my immediate circumstances, on the need to check my protein, my sugar or anything else. i just need to Go Forward by Faith. i cannot concern myself with the ups and downs of the scale; No. i just need to look to Christ and go Forward by Faith.

The good thing is, i have walked this road before. Experience indeed does add strength. i have been through storms with the Captain of my soul before, i know He can lead well. This knowledge excites me about the Spiritual growth i will attain in the future as i just Go Forward by Faith.

Today i started with a delicious smoothie. Now i made more than i needed to, but i drank it all. It was about 55oz.

It consisted of the juice of half a medium watermelon, 3 bananas, 8oz of OJ. i ate a banana as it was blending. i added about a teaspoon of blackstrap molassses to it. It was good and it was very filling.

i am planning on eating some fruit later and probably ending the day with another smoothie. i have to go pick up a case of organic bananas and some other fruit during my travels today.

We move forward.

Grace and Peace be multiplied.