What God Taught Us Through the Daniel Fast
What is the Daniel Fast?
“Please test your servants for ten days, and let them give us vegetables to eat and water to drink.” (Daniel 1:12)
“In those days I, Daniel, was mourning three full weeks. I ate no pleasant food, no meat or wine came into my mouth, nor did I anoint myself at all, till three whole weeks were fulfilled.” (Daniel 10:1-2)
- Only Fruits and Vegetables
- And drank ONLY water
- Animal products
- Pleasant/precious food, which would include all sweeteners, including honey, agave syrup, maples syrup, etc.
I did learn a couple things during this fast. The first was that I needed to stop wanting more and wanting something new. I spent a lot of my free time looking at houses, clothes, cars, etc. Not that wanting more in life is a bad thing, I just took it a little too far by letting it dominate my free time thinking and my conversations with Kelsey. I realized I need to enjoy what I have now and be thankful for where God has us and what He has given us. It helped me see Kelsey in a light that I haven't seen in a while, since my thoughts were clouded with these extra 'wants'. The second thing I learned was that God isn't done with His plans for Kelsey and I. I have had a couple struggling years playing golf and didn't know if I was ever going to be able to provide for Kelsey and I or if it was always going to be the way it has been the past couple years. We were reminded that God isn't just sitting on the sidelines and not paying attention to us, but that He is working on our behalf in the background during those two years building Kelsey and I into the type of people He can use in 2016. Our dream isn't dead and we are excited for what God has in store for us this year. We believe He is going to take us to places we have only imagined we could go. I am thankful that this fast has changed my thinking and changed my emotions and my attitude.
We topped them with peanut butter and they were very tasty!