Why do we fast?
"In those days I Daniel was mourning three full weeks. I ate no pleasant bread, neither came flesh nor wine in my mouth, neither did I anoint myself at all, till three whole weeks were fulfilled."
Pleasant = delight, delectable thing, desire, covet
Bread = food, bread, grain (for making it)
Flesh = any living thing
At fist when I saw that Daniel did not anoint himself, I though "Oh boy, should I not take a shower?" then I remembered these verses in Matthew:
"Moreover when ye fast, be not, as the hypocrites, of a sad countenance: for they disfigure their faces, that they may appear unto men to fast. Verily I say unto you, they have their reward. Bur thou, when thou fastest, anoint thine head, and wash thy face; that thou appear not unto men to fast, but unto thy Father which is in secret: and thy Father, which seeth in secret, shall reward thee openly."
That cleared it up.
What am I fasting for?
What will I abstain from?
2. Leavened Bread
6. No Fancy Drinks (like pop, tea, hot chocolate, coffee, etc.
What will I eat and do?
1. Unleavened Bread
5. Read my Bible
I believe this will be one of the most challenging fasts I have ever done. But with the Lord Jesus' help I will make it! I am going to be fasting for a week, so you won't hear from me during that time. :) No computer (my BIGGEST challenge)!!