April 23, 2012
I made a commitment when I started this 40 day fast that I was not going to complain about any food that I don’t get to have. And I have done well… but it’s getting hard!
God’s really testing my obedience. And it feels good after the fact… but not so good as I walk through the serving line and say, “no french toast please…”
Yes – that’s right… I passed up the french toast yesterday with complete faith that we will have it again next weekend! But my mind tried to play tricks on me… “It’s just one time… this is only the 2nd time they’ve ever had it… just go ahead and break it a week early.. it’s no big deal.”
But it is a big deal to me! I want to honor God with the commitment I made to Him. It is better to not make a vow, than to make one and break it. (Ecc. 5:5)
And I just HAD to look ahead at the menu for this week and it is gonna be a tough week to go to the kitchen… Chicken Fried Steak, Chicken Parmesan, Philly Cheese Steak Sandwiches, Turkey Sandwiches… you know… all my favorites! But when I sacrifice things I love, I feel that much closer to God! He is much more worthy than all my favorite foods!
So as my fast comes to an end this week, I am thankful for the strength God has given me, the desire for more self-control, and the blessings that God has given me throughout these weeks! He is GREAT! And it has been my pleasure and honor to give Him the things my flesh desires most.