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My First Fast ~ 3/18/2009

Posted by Shauna |

I have had it on my heard really heavy to fast. I have been looking for answers to prayers and longing for a closer walk with God. So when Natalie came with this book on fasting - I was so excited! I read the whole book on Monday night and decided that Wednesday was the day.

So, Wednesday morning, before breakfast, I was laying in my bed and all of the sudden I wanted to read Colossians. So, I got my Bible and headed for the table. Natalie and I opened to Colossians and it was about praying for others. So we knew what God was calling us to do. As we were reading breakfast came so we got our trays for the table and sat back down to read. Our table said "Read to us!" so while they ate we read. It was so cool!Then, at lunch we grabbed out trays - put them at the table and headed back to our corner to pray. We sat and prayed for each individual inmate by name. Then we prayed for the opportunity to minister to them. And He answered that quick!

I had such a good day. Whenever I go hungry, I fed on God's Word! And it worked! God is so amazing!

I could hear the Holy Spirit telling me what He wanted me to read. And I could feel God's presence more than I ever have before.

I just did 2 meals - (my 2 FAVORITE meals!). But I can't wait to see what God has in store for me next week when I do the whole day! Praise God! I love the Lord so much and I found so much pleasure in making a sacrifice for Him.

"Delight yourself in the Lord and He will give you the desires of your heart." Psalm 37:4


Tony@ That One Paticular Harbor said...

Randi, you have no idea who I am, but I have been following you and your journey for almost 9 months now. I think of myself as a friend of your sisters. I have been absolutely moved and humbled by you and your strength. Our family prays for you each night. we have all made choices and mistakes in our lives and paid the price for each of those. I pray to the lord for you to be allowed to given one of life's second chances. You seem like such a wonderful soul. I would urge you to read the book "The Shack". I will see if I can find it in my budget to send it to you. Many hugs form our family to you. May God coddle you in his hands and bring you inner peace and strength of spirit. Many Thanks,