And it isn't about weight- it's about beating my body- like Paul, running in such a way as to obtain the prize...temperate in all things...disciplining my body lest I become disqualified... I Cor 9:24-27 Oh, it's a hard word.
And so I chose to give up refined sugar (but He knows me, and specifically told me not to go crazy reading labels- everything has hidden sugar- He wants my eyes fixed on Him and not sugar)- obvious sugar- not adding it to my coffee, no cookies or brownies, etc.
Little did I know that my boys would get S.I.C.K. and I would be giving up sleep for Lent too.
At least, I didn't give up coffee for Lent.
After a night without sleep it's hard not to crave that big hunk of chocolate. And I've caved already this Lenten season. But there is grace for weary mamas. Today as I begin this tired day- I'm fixing these verses before me:
The law of the LORD is perfect,
reviving the soul.
The statutes of the LORD are trustworthy,
making wise the simple.
The precepts of the LORD are right,
giving joy to the heart.
The commands of the LORD are radiant,
giving light to the eyes.
They are more precious than gold,
than much pure gold;
they are sweeter than honey,
than honey from the comb.
By them is your servant warned;
in keeping them there is great reward.
Keep your servant also from willful sins;
may they not rule over me.
be pleasing in your sight,
O LORD, my Rock and my Redeemer.
-Psalm 19: 7-11, 13-14
His word will keep you- no matter what you're fasting from.