Have any of you ever fasted? I have. I have fasted for a day just to clean out my system and get back in the game. I have fasted to regain control and prove who's boss.
Have any of you ever had to fast before having blood work done? Doesn't it cause anxiety? We figure out the last possible time where we can eat because it could be 12 WHOLE HOURS before we get to eat again. We all know someone who has died from this don't we? My husband just had to fast before having blood work done and he ate two large cheeseburgers rather than his usual one in the evening. It bothered him that he couldn't have anything to eat after that. Aren't we silly? It's kind of like the anxiety we feel when we have to wait for a meal or a pizza to be delivered.
I have read that a fast is a good way to clear out the liver and get rid of food that is backed up so to speak. I always have tea, black coffee, and water during my fast. Some people have bouillon as well. I have read of people who fast one day a week. I don't know if I am up to that but I have fasted.
People have fasted for spiritual reasons - as a way to concentrate on God and not the flesh. Jesus said that some demons can only be cast out through prayer and fasting. Do we have demons we need to cast out? I know I battle my personal demons and you probably have a demon that you battle as well. This can also be a besetting sin.
What has been your experience with a fast if you have ever done one?