Diary of a Fast

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5 AM  Remember, no food today. If I can fast for blood work, I can fast for God.

6 AM  I’m starving!

7 AM How am I ever going to get through this day?

8 AM He said no food. Grocery stores with only food are still grocery stores. Grocery stores with only liquids are not grocery stores. Therefore liquids are not food. Juice is not food. I can take Advil with OJ.

10 AM  Only 10 AM? Oh, boy, this is going to be a long day.

11 AM That popcorn is calling me!

12 PM I want to eat, but I want God more.

1 PM God, help me!

2 PM Hangry is a real thing.

3 PM What am I supposed to do while I fast? I’m just wasting my time.

4 PM I am not hungry. I am not hungry. I am…

5 PM Is it bed time yet?

6 PM That chicken looks so good. People who are fasting should not have to feed toddlers.

7 PM I don’t feel any closer to God.

8 PM Iced Coffee with my meds – only enough to take the them

9 PM Hmmm… this is not so bad, although my rumbling stomach seems to disagree.

10 PM I did it!

 

God: Well done!

Dear Little Worrywart (from Someone Who Loves You series)

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“Sure, you fed me last time. But will you feed me this time? I’m going to scream just to make sure.” 

Dear Little Worrywart,

Do you not trust me yet to feed you when you get hungry? Since you were born, you’ve been fed around the clock. You never had to miss a feeding. So why do you fret so when you have to wait a few minutes? Relax, dear child, and know your needs will be met in the future as they have been met in the past. It’s my love for you – not your worrying, demanding, fussing, or screaming – that gets you what you need. And I will always love you, now and forever.

Always,

Someone who loves you

Philippians 4:19   And my God will meet all your needs according to the riches of his glory in Christ Jesus.

Do you hear God speaking to you in these letters? If so, it’s no coincidence.  As I write to my new granddaughter, I can hear God speaking to me. And my prayer is that you can also hear Him speaking to you for He loves us even more than I love my granddaughter.