We finished the 21 days of prayer and fasting that included some major life changes for a lot of us. Now the question becomes, ‘what were some things that changed that I want to keep in my life?’ Maybe you were in the Word of God more or maybe you started reading more books. Some of you may have fasted watching television. Another lady I spoke with said she only listened to Christian music during the 21 days.
So, as you look back, what are some things you want to keep? I know a lot of people felt better, had more energy, and slept better during the fast. Some people also lost weight, even though it’s not a Daniel’s diet. But, there are some healthy byproducts when we take care of ourselves physically, as well as spiritually and emotionally.
Some of you went 21 days without fast food, without drinking sweet tea, without having a soft drink…doing without foods you never thought you could do without. Now the question is, ‘will you go back?’
What habits in your life, when it comes to your health, are you going to choose to not go back to? It’s like the Israelites – you’re not going back to Egypt. You’re choosing to not go back to the way life was.
For us at the Fry house, we’ve decided that we aren’t going back to milk. That’s not to say that we will never have milk, but for the most part, we are going to use Almond milk as our primary milk. We have some milk allergies in our family, so we decided as a family to make the switch. Another thing is we’ve decided to not eat as much meat. Now we love meat as a family and we aren’t cutting it out completely, but we just aren’t going to eat as much of it as we were. We are going to incorporate some of the Daniel’s Fast recipes into our weekly meals. We’ve also decided to keep cut up vegetables handy in our house, as well as fruit for healthy snacking options.
This is our third time doing the Daniel’s Fast as a family, and our diets have definitely changed over the years. We want to take care of God’s temple, not just for 21 days, but for 365 days.
So, ask yourself the question, ‘what are some small steps I can keep in my life to take better care of God’s temple?’ And spiritually, what are some things you might keep in your life. Listening to Christian music more? Spending more time in the Word? Joining a Connect Group?
I would love to hear from you what you are planning to keep in 2011!