In my reading today, I was learning what fasting should look like Biblically. Isaiah 58 is all about God's views on fasting. Verse 10 says, "And if you spend yourselves in behalf of the hungry and satisfy the needs of the oppressed, then your light will rise in the darkness, and your night will become like the noonday."
I've been avoiding the kitchen and cooking. My kids have been more than happy to step up and do the cooking not so much the clean up. Now I'm starting to think, perhaps I should go back to doing the cooking and stop avoiding the clean up as well.
There are also verses that talk about keeping your fast secret. I'm struggling with those. Not sure how you would keep a 20 day fast secret. My purpose in writing about it here is more for my own benefit than for anyone else. Writing helps me to process what I'm learning. Also having this here adds accountability to my fast.
Starting Weight: 173
Current Weight: 168
Thursday, January 26, 2012
Focusing on Others, Day 4
Dee Trope married her hero (John) in 1993. They homeschool 3 teenagers, Manboy (98), Fashionista (00) and RoboBoy (01). RoboBoy and Dee both have Aspergers Syndrome, also known as High Functioning Autism. Dee is a Jesus Freak who loves to crochet and write. She is also a runner. She runs about 3 miles 3 times a week and has participated in numerous 5K races. Her goal is to increase her distance to 10k and eventually be able to run a half marathon. Dee considers herself to be a “geek in training”. As an Aspie, Dee is generally happy to stay home, but loves keeping in touch with her friends via Facebook and Instant Messaging.
You might find her on Facebook (her favorite social media), G+, Twitter, Pinterest, LinkedIn, or even Youtube! She keeps a personal blog in which she shares from her quiet times. You can find it at http://dee-lightfullmoments.