One of the main practices that I adopted while on my 40 day fasting, was drinking lots of water. Lots and lots and lots of water. Well, it was necessary because we were experiencing a rather hot summer, in drought conditions.
Fortunately, my fridge was stocked with exactly that and only that.
Drinking Water is Essential to Life
Keep in mind that water is necessary in the process of eliminating toxins, avoiding headaches and tiredness and reducing cravings.
During my fast, it helped to minimize that feeling of hunger, which most times was actually thirst. On the days when I am off my fasts, I realize that I am not mistaking that thirst for hunger any more and I am eating less.
Glory be to God.
Water is the human body’s most-needed nutrient after oxygen. Our bodies are roughly 60% water by weight and depend on water to function. Every bodily process, from digestion to the functioning of the brain, involves water, and dehydration has some severe health risks, including fever, low blood pressure, rapid heartbeat, unconsciousness and even hallucinations. Even mild dehydration can result in tiredness, headaches, confusion, dry skin, muscle weakness, dizziness, irritability, and lightheadedness, so it’s vital to make sure to drink plenty of water.-A. Hareyan
It is important that we endeavor to recuperate and fast properly when we become spiritually exhausted; or avoid the occurrence, entirely. It is important that we adopt the Christian lifestyle practice, of fasting and connecting frequently to the Vine.
Meditate on God’s Word
Many Christians struggle daily to live according to God’s word. But we need daily nourishment. That is why it is important to read your bible daily; even if it is a few verses and meditate on them.
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5 thoughts on “The Christian Life: Fasting and Drinking Water”
I am older, and I have fasted at different times throughout my life. At times the answer was on the way immediately. Other times I was praying regarding my sister who was facing surgery again, and again. She died of cancer. I often sang to her, and I would run out of what to sing, so I made up songs to sing to her right on the spot. God is awesome, and those songs were given to me to sing to her. God is always faithful, and He helps us go through the difficult times.
Those songs helped to shore up her faith, and yours. They were your ministry to her at the time.
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Two in agreement put 10,000 to flight, but often I find myself praying through on my own. Many times I give the problem to God for three days. I pray, and pray, and am aware of His presence. After three days I leave the problem, if I feel led. Praying and fasting are what Jesus did, and He had a powerful ministry. I do believe in praying for the sick when I get home, after we have prayed for them as a congregation.
That is your calling. If something lingers with you like that, it is God saying hey, this is in your wheel house; it is what I cam calling you to do. And He is assured that you are faithful to get it done.
Thank you for the encouragement, and insight.