I read a wonderful blog, "A Place Called Simplicity," on a regular basis. From time to time, Linny the author of the blog, leads a day of prayer and fasting. Prayer, yes I can do that. But I have always been fearful of fasting. I have a very quick metabolism and start to get shaky if I don't eat every 2 to 3 hours. If I wait longer than that I usually start to get kind of faint, severe headaches, etc. Not a great way to feel when I am trying to take care of my young kids.
Recently, another opportunity for prayer and fasting was presented. I really felt like maybe I should join in. I tried to think of some good excuses, but paused to ask God what his opinion was. "Do you want me to fast today?" And immediately I heard, "Yes." Next I asked, "Do you want me to keep fasting if I start to get dizzy and shaky or have a bad headache? What about the kids?" And quickly I heard, "My grace is sufficient for you." Wow, those were quick responses. I'd been hoping God would answer my questions after I had time for breakfast!
Feeling very hungry, I sat down to read my Bible. As I was reading, my feeling of hunger went away. God's word is good food! The feeling of hunger returned throughout the day and I used it as a reminder to spend the time either praying or reading my Bible. I was certainly hungry, but I didn't experience my usual symptoms from not eating frequently enough. I didn't even have a headache until I broke the fast and ate again. The kids and I had a great day. God's grace is way more than sufficient. I am so glad that he takes the time to speak to me and teach me new things.