Wednesday I took a fast from watching tv and from social media. Sometimes you need a break from the things that are distracting you from what’s important. I did this so I could spend more time with God. It was a hard day. I wanted to check facebook all the time just because I was bored. I made it through without being on social media or watching tv.
The hardest part for me was actually taking the time to spend with God. I did my readings for the day and read a chapter or two in my book. But I didn’t really spend time with God, which was the whole point of my fast. Instead of going to God in prayer I went to bed. Even though it was 7pm, I felt bored so I went to bed instead.
This was only the first time doing this and I have SO MUCH to learn. I need give up myself to God and allow him to do a work in me. Fasting doesn’t come easy and it’s something you have to work at.
24 Then Jesus told his disciples, “If anyone would come after me, let him deny himself and take up his cross and follow me. 25 For whoever would save his life[a] will lose it, but whoever loses his life for my sake will find it.