Sunday, December 6, 2009
Last fast sunday I realized something I thought was interesting....I haven't fasted in about 4 years. I haven't fasted because I've either been pregnant or nursing. Boy, that is crazy. So anyway, since I stopped nursing Cole in October I've been able to fast November and December, and boy...it's hard. Especially when I'm just not used to it. I've noticed that it's just really easy to forget and lick my fingers when I'm making my kids something to eat, or really, just to forget that I'm supposed to be fasting. I do pretty well until after church and then while making the meal I just forget. Oops. This tells me two things. One-fasting is work. It takes effort and time. Two- I need to work on it. I believe fasting is a powerful tool given to us by Heavenly Father to get closer to Him. However, I'm not using this tool very well, and I really need to get on the ball. It's no fun starving all day, and I'm hoping that when I start fasting like we are supposed to (with a purpose, with faith and prayer, etc.) then the "starving" will get better. Granted, I'll still be hungry, but I think I remember a difference when I used to fast all those years ago. So, chalk another one up to the goal board. Fasting with a prayer and with purpose. Let's see how this goes.