Sunday, March 11, 2012

Fasting

I know I've said it before and I'm sure I'll say it a thousand times again. But I sure do love working with the young women at church. They just make me happy. I love watching them grow up and change, and yet I want them to stay their precious cute little girl selves at the same time.
Today I was fasting for a personal reason, and for my friend's toddler who has an inoperable brain tumor and is very sick. I struggle with fasting because it puts me in such a rotten mood. Going hungry for several hours on end messes with my blood sugar and just leaves me very cranky (not to mention daylight saving time robbing me of an hour of sleep, and going to bed extra late). Plus even after I do finally eat something I still tend to stay a little off for the whole day (headache, stomachache). But I believe in the power of fasting, so when it is needed I fight through my personal issues with it.
Generally fighting through my issues means I avoid people. I know I can't handle even simple conversations without getting overly emotional, so I just try to avoid being in those situations altogether when fasting. But working with the teenagers means I don't get that luxury of avoiding conversations anymore. Today the Lord must have been looking out for me, and for them. They were just cuter and better than usual. I got hugs and sweet little comments. They just made my day with what happy kids they can be.

1 comment:

  1. I haven't fasted for many years, as I just pass out after about 10 hours without food. I try to push it as far as I can, done about 14 hours once or twice, but when I go completely wobbly I quit. Funny how I never thought I'd miss it until I couldn't do it.

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