Breaking the Fast

Breaking my fast was not at all as I thought it would be. I anticipated having to ease into it and having to be very careful about what I ate and how much, because much of my research told me that getting out of it was as hard as going into it.

This wasn’t at all the case for me. I pretty much returned to my same eating habits immediately. Is this a good thing? Maybe not, but it’s not the worst thing that could happen.

However, knowing that I can control cravings, both physically and spiritually, has really affected me and how I view “the desires of the flesh.”

This was definitely a positive experience and I will definitely be doing it again. It was much easier than I thought it would be, and I know that is because God was empowering me, because once I left the fast I knew the only thing controlling me was my desire for food, even when I didn’t need it.

Jesus said to them, “I am the bread of life; whoever comes to me shall not hunger, and whoever believes in me shall never thirst. John 6.35

I’m so blessed to have learned what it means to be empty so that I know what it means to be filled and to continuously be pouring out onto others.

“Is not this the fast that I choose:
    to loose the bonds of wickedness,
    to undo the straps of the yoke,
to let the oppressed go free,
    and to break every yoke?
Is it not to share your bread with the hungry
    and bring the homeless poor into your house;
when you see the naked, to cover him,
    and not to hide yourself from your own flesh?
Then shall your light break forth like the dawn,
    and your healing shall spring up speedily;
your righteousness shall go before you;
    the glory of the Lord shall be your rear guard.
Then you shall call, and the Lord will answer;
    you shall cry, and he will say, ‘Here I am.’

Isaiah 58.6-9

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