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get rid of it, & fast!

22 Oct

I used to be one of those people that thought fasting was a bunch of poo church folks fed you to get you to stop doing something. I hate to label something I don’t fully understand or haven’t been through as crazy…I only want to know more. I’ve tried “fasting” plenty of times (one of which is documented on my blog), mostly for weight purposes like a lot of women do. I’ve seen it work for so many people (my Grandmother included, who SWEARS by fasting lol), but for me I just couldn’t get through it. So instead of just going for it, I started to ask my peers what they knew about it…which lead to me reading more information on the subject. I read things from bible scriptures to message boards. After reading more I realized I was doing it ALL WRONG. From my understanding it’s almost like a sacrifice to God for you to be healed or blessed, or just to hear Him clearer. I thought back on a time I prayed for a job and gave up smoking for a month and got a call not too long after! Then I thought back on when I fasted before vacations and upcoming photo ops I did not pray about but were only for my own satisfaction. Doing it ALL wrong lol so recently I made a list of temptations and attempted to fast from those things in return for something I desperately needed from The Most High….things I could not achieve on my own. One of my fasts were from meat…I went 12 days without meat, NO CHEATING (besides a few bites of a slim jim..didn’t realize what I was doing, but i prayed about it) and my body started feeling all types of different. I felt closer to God, I felt like I could accomplish anything through Him, I felt lighter…not just physically but mentally as well. Once my fast was over I couldn’t wait to eat a piece of chicken!! The first couple times I got sick but my body eventually got used to it. & now i’m missing how I was feeling and am debating on giving up meat as a long-term lifestyle change. WOW! I sit here and wonder….is this the outcome of my fast? Which surpasses my expectations by a long shot. I aimed for 12 days…NEVER would I have thought I would want to give it up for years and years. God I thank you for opening my eyes and my mind, I thank you for allowing me to do anything through You, I thank you for allowing me to be a walking testimony!! I have not made this permanent decision yet, but I am honest and sure about which side is better for me. All in all, I am a newly-converted believer in fasting THE PROPER WAY….& if it can work for me, it can work for anyone. TRUST ME. Thoughts???????

 

PS. Do Not make the mistake and confuse a fast with a diet! That was part of my mistake…calling it a fast when it really wasn’t. Part of why I was never really successful..

Use me!

17 May

so not too long ago, i had a dream that i was on a train with my cousin talking about getting our lives right with God. After a while on the train my cousin ended up falling asleep. While she was sleep the topic was still heavy on my mind so i called someone to pray with/for me. As i was calling the train started to fall off of the tracks over a bridge! i woke up as the train hit the ground. WHAT A DREAM? Usually when i have dreams they all have some kind of way of coming true or to send me a powerful message. I definitely received it. Do not wait until it is too late to get right! & that’s with anything, but more so with who you believe to be the most high. Lately i have been wasting no time and beginning to create and shape the kind of future i want for myself. I have been trying to remain healthy and take care of my body by watching what i eat along with plenty exercise! Working out has me feeling better than ever!! Also, i have been praying and praying for God to give me answers on certain problems in my life and also to bring me closer to his word. A lot of changes have been going on in my life and i now understand why. Last night i happened to turn to a random page in my Bible, something told me to stop there and just read. It happened to be the book of Colossians Chapter 2 Verses 6-23 & Chapter 3 Verses 1-25. It speaks of living a new life and walking in the path God has provided for us. Explains to us the dos and don’ts and also the why’s and why not’s. i encourage you all to read it 🙂 it spoke to me and answered every question i had. It was so intentional and deliberate that i KNEW GOD brought me to read that, at that moment, for a specific purpose; and i knew i was ready to change my life. I understood why i am having certain problems, why people are being removed from life, and what i must do now….now that i TRULY BELIEVE IN MY HEART.  It will be a struggle & i much prayer will be needed to make it through, but i believe it will be worth it. Delight in the Lord & receive the desires of your heart (Psalms 37:4). God Bless 🙂