Ann here on our final day of the fast. We've made it!
It's Friday morning here and my brain is pretty foggy. Yesterday I began to find I could no longer construct proper sentences due to lack of food, which caused my boys a great deal of laughter. That's how hard this thing is.
Amazingly, I've managed these five days with no food. It has been quite the exercise: It has been tough doing all the usual 'Mum' activities (e.g., taking my kids places) in such a state. Still, fasting is a state where you 'afflict your soul' (Leviticus 16:29-31), so that's the deal.
We've talked a lot about our individual purpose this week. I've so enjoyed reading your comments - Really, really enjoyed reading them.
And now, to finish off the fast how about we take communion together? Here's a photo of mine, a little glass of juice and a cracker. Perhaps at some point today we could each make ourselves a communion meal and take it.
Lord Jesus, you are the potter and I am the clay.
I thank you for your blood shed on the cross and your body broken.
I align myself with the words of purpose you have shown me this week, and I ask you to help me walk in them.
Finally, help me be a good ambassador for you in 2021.
My SUM friends, I send you much love. Thank you for journeying on this fast this week, what a special week. I hope you thoroughly enjoy eating food again, and we'll connect again after the weekend. In my next posts I might share a little about what I seemed to hear from the Lord for 2021.
For now, do you have any final stories to share from your week of fasting? Anything that God has shown you? We'll chat in the comments.