I woke up knowing that I had not partnered with God during the first 2 days of the fast. I had to talk to Him about what I needed to do besides the extra dietary restrictions he gave me.
A fast is nothing if it’s not personal.
So, during a quiet time at my job, I asked him what he wanted. He told me I was too focused on food. (This was a problem in years past of doing the fast.) I was good at not allowing unnatural foods into my body. But what was I allowing into my spirit?
He told me not to allow any questionable music or television into my spirit for the remainder of the fast. This means I will only watch faith-based programming and only listen to Christian music. He also took away YouTube! OK, this sounds like something from my Pentecostal-Holiness upbringing. But there’s something to this. People do body cleanses all the time. This will be a type of “spiritual cleanse.” Yes, I know, Jesus paid it all. But he also told us,
“The eye is the lamp of the body. If your eyes are healthy, then your whole body will be full of light.” -Matthew 6:22 NIV
Even David had to check himself.
“I will set no wicked thing before mine eyes…It shall not cleave to me.” -Psalm 101:3 KJV
This little addition to the fast will take a lot of discipline. I am an avid TV watcher and my guilty pleasure is YouTube family vloggers. But, this isn’t new. He added this to my Daniel Fast in 2017. The results were amazing. So, I’m going to be obedient. I trust he has something for me at the end of this. He always does.
P.S. I begged and begged. He did allow one program- This is Us.
Whew! Thank you Lord Jesus!