As I enter into the last week of fasting for you, I have to admit that this weekend was hard. It was a constant rebellion with food and my body. I am so delighted to have changed the way we have eaten, to have given up desires for you…but my mind is rebelling. It keeps telling me about the things I am missing. So, there has been a struggle here that I did not expect. Regardless, I am leaning on You…focusing on You…and praying to You knowing that You will bring me through this easily. I keep reminding myself that if it weren’t hard- it wouldn’t be worth doing. I am enjoying this struggle while I lean on You to carry me. I have learned (once again) that laying my burdens down at Your feet makes me feel so complete. I am so thankful that You know me…know my name…and that you sent Your perfect son to wipe away my sins so that I could have a direct line to You- to speak to You, listen to You, and praise You every day.
Keep me strong this week, God. I need You. Use this week to cleanse me from the inside out…begin a fresh start in me where you make a Genesis week out of the chaos of my life. Unbutton my lips so that I can sing your praises every day for the rest of my life! I love you with everything I am.