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Sunday, October 18, 2015

Fasting Journal

I don't know how Fast Sunday goes down for you guys, but I am a pretty terrible faster (hence almost every year I make a goal to do better at fasting). When I say that I'm a terrible faster, I mean that I often forget that it's Fast Sunday until the day before or the day of and then I have to quickly think of something to fast for.

9/10 I think of something that I think that I need and fast for that. Then while I'm fasting, I think of other, better things that I could have fasted for. I then resolve to plan ahead next time and think of something good to fast for BEFORE the day of.

And I inevitably forget to do so.

Or, I'll think of something I want to fast for. Then I open my fast with a prayer and then about halfway through my fast I can't remember what I was fasting for.

Like I said, I'm a bad faster. 

So I thought that it might be a good idea to write down what I was fasting for, as well as the ideas that I had for what I might fast for. Not only would this be a way for me to remember during my fast what I should be focusing on, but I thought that it also would be a great way for me to look back at what I've fasted for before and give me an opportunity to see how the Lord has answered those fasts. 

I haven't actually had a chance to try this yet, as I thought of it in the middle of my fast last week, but I am curious, has anyone else tried this? How has it worked out for you? What are your thoughts and feelings about fasting? 

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