This will be my second serious attempt at being sugar-free. I was last year for about six weeks, and then Halloween happened. Candy Corn is my crack. And chocolate. And caramel. And ice cream. And pretty much anything sweet.
I’m trying this in a “oh look, I’m not trying super hard” kind of way because I want to have this be a lifestyle thing, not a crazy goal that I achieve once and then talk about the rest of my life. I have to re-set my tastebuds for my health’s sake.
Today of sugar free has gone ok, except for I’m either hungry or my stomach is upset, it’s hard to tell right now which it is. Going to have to wait and see what the answer is there.
I fasted last Monday, in an attempt to focus my prayers about some specific things. I’m considering making that a weekly practice, I need clarity and answers to some big questions in my life. I’m meditating on Matthew 7:7 right now.
“Keep asking, and it will be given to you. Keep searching, and you will find. Keep knocking, and the door will be opened to you.”
It’s in a passage where Christ is telling us to trust Him (initial typo said Jim) for provision and that He wants good things for us.
“If you then, who are evil, know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will your Father in heaven give good things to those who ask Him!” (Matthew 7:11)
This is one of the most comforting passages for me when I’m having anxiety about where my life is. When I was single, it gave me peace about my dating (non) situation. When I was burned out on my job, it gave me peace about that. When I was unemployed for forever, it gave peace. My earthly Father is awesome, and to think that my heavenly Father wanted more for me than he does overwhelms me.
After this reassurance, Christ closes with
“Therefore, whatever you want others to do for you, do also the same for them- this is the Law and the Prophets.”
So pass on the kindness you want from others. Pass on the wealth you want to acquire. Share the love you want. Share the acceptance you want. Share the understanding you want. Share the listening ear you want. This is the summary of all of the Law and all of the Prophets.