I know your deeds, that you are neither cold nor hot. I wish you were either one or the other! So, because you are lukewarm–neither hot nor cold–I am about to spit you out of my mouth. Revelation 3:15-16
Every time I hear this verse I have a flashback. I see myself a mere freshman in high school, listening to a speaker at a retreat talking about this very passage. I was the only one from my entire youth group (20 or so kids) to go on this retreat. The visualization that was given was that the spitting action is actually more like a vomiting.
With that being said, I am applying this to my eating habits (yes, I know it isn’t Thursday, but it will make more sense why I posted it to day in a second). Talking with a few friends, I’ve used the phrase, with me, if I don’t do it all the way it won’t happen when it comes to cutting back on eating certain things.
So, tomorrow (Monday) I am starting a 21 day (or however long He impresses on me to do it) fast from everything except: Fruits, Vegetables, Nuts, Water and Tea (with Honey occasionally). I am doing this as the first step to getting my eating habits under control. I have known for a while that food has had too big of a place in my life but never knew what to do about it until I learned about fasting and how changing my perspective from food to God can effect this area of my life. You can read more about that here..
I don’t say this for the “good for yous”, the “you go girls” or the “way to gos”. I bring this to you humbly asking that you would pray
for me with me over the next 3 weeks that my focus would be on Him and the things that surround Him rather than on the things I can and cannot eat. I have done this once this year only a tad bit more strict. (no nuts or tea).
The course of this journey will include a lot of things.
The first is that my best friend/accountability partner is leaving on Thursday for a Discipleship Walk. While I cannot be more exited for her, I am also slightly sad because on this walk she won’t have her phone, internet or any form of contact. She’s usually the one I go to for encouragement through these sorts of things…and Thursday will probably be right about the time the severe cravings for the old way of eating come about.
Then I’m sure there will be the infinite attacks that Satan tries to use to defeat my journey of eating better to glorify God through better caring for the temple He has entrusted to me.
This is what the upcoming few weeks are going to consist of. My goals are to become closer to Him by relearning that He is primary provider–of everything. To learn how to seek Him first to satisfy, before going to food of any sorts, or any other place.
I’ll be back with my Five Minute February post in the morning.