[This is day 2 in a post about me kicking caffeine to the curb. Read the journey from the beginning.]
Today was MILES better than yesterday
But it was still pretty rough.
Today I was a substitute teacher in a gym class and it served as a great reminder that when we depend on the things that naturally create energy (such as exercise, in this case), it has a tendency to snowball in a cascade of positive effects.
Sure I had some headaches today, but they were not as bad and I didn’t notice them nearly as much.
That being said, I was a grouch today.
Paul said to the Church at Corinth, “I strike a blow to my body and make it my slave so that after I have preached to others, I myself will not be disqualified for the prize.” (1 Corinthians 9:27)
When the Bible talks about fasting, the moral of the story is this: it is a good practice in learning to resist the desires your body has. It teaches you to say no to one of your most natural instincts (food), so that you can more easily say no to the things you desire that you are smart enough to know aren’t good for you. Dependence on Jesus for that resolve strengthens your faith in him in the tougher times.
Fasting is about “making your body your slave” instead of being enslaved to the desires of your body.
What’s more, it’s about finding JOY in that process.
The joy is where I struggled today.
Grateful for another opportunity tomorrow!
- Day: 2
- Intake: 1 Cup of tea in the morning and one in the afternoon (roughly 100mg total)
- Symptoms: VERY tired, and later in the day, headaches
- Weakness: That 2:30 feeling
- In A Word: (ok, in a phrase) Just Keep Swimming.