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Light at the End of the Tunnel
That’s how some describe Day 8. Me? I could go on and make it 21 days if I had all the EA Live food to eat! Honest!
This has really been the easiest fast I’ve ever done. I’ve done the Master Cleanse before (liquid), but it wasn’t nourishing me spiritually and physically like the Daniel Diet is.
I’m own over 7 lbs. so far on Day 8. I’ve been feeling really good, exercised on elliptical this morning for 30 minutes, and did some PraiseMoves.
You may experience symptoms of detoxing, as we discussed on previous days. I notice my skin is a bit drier than usual, and this afternoon I actually LISTENED to my body and lay down for a while (very unusual for me!). When your body is detoxing, it’s important to let it rest when you can, as needed.
Yes. Anger? Controlling? Self-pity? What’s YOUR fix?
Believe me, it will come to the surface on a partial fast like the Daniel Diet. Jordan Rubin calls it “peeling back the layers of the onion.”
Jentezen Franklin shares in his book “The Fasting Edge”
An added benefit to fasting starts once you have finished showing God what you know to be your problem areas. Then He takes over. When you start to fast, the Holy Spirit has access to bring up every ugly thing in your life that needs attention. If you have a temper, it will surface on a fast. If you have unforgiveness, it will come up to the surface. Things you may not even know were affecting your walk with God will come to the surface. Your job is to trust God to get it all out.
Old emotional injuries and scars may come up. It’s up to you to decide what to do with them. These are times to go to the Lord, ask forgiveness, and cast your cares on Him (1 Peter 5:6-7).
The Herxheimer Reaction
A detox reaction, also known as a Herxheimer reaction, is when you feel worse before you feel better. Some experience flu-like symptoms, aches, stuffy nose, scratchy throat. The body is cleansing itself. When the kidneys, liver, colon, and lymph system are working properly, most detox reactions pass quickly or are not noticed at all.
Make sure you stay very well hydrated. I’ve also been adding a dash of Terrain to every bottle of Reign Supreme Mountain Spring Water I drink during the day (and I’m averaging 7 to 8 of the 16.9 oz. bottles per day).
If the reaction is too great, you can choose to end the partial fast. Don’t beat yourself up! You can try again next time. But if you can, keep on keeping on with us!
Answers to Prayers
Have you noticed answers to prayers? If it doesn’t seem so, remember God IS working on your behalf as you devote this time to Him. He is faithful, and sometimes it seems like the answer comes at the last moment, but it does come.
Continue to praise and thank the Lord. Here at PraiseMoves, we like to say, “Praise-through for the breakthrough!”
Prayer Calls Today
1. Matthew 7:7-8 – A.S.K. and it will be given (Ask, Seek, Knock).
Be persistent in praise. We will not give in. We expect answers and miracles today!
2. Matthew 7: 13-14 – Enter through the narrow gate.
But YOU are one who has found it — and found Him, the Author of Life! Share the message of health, healing and wholeness – and the most important message of LIFE in Jesus Christ, “the Way, the Truth and the Life”! (John 14:6).
Think of 5-10 people that you know need the Daniel Diet. Just think of the difference it will make in their lives. Beyond Organic’s vision and goal is to see 1 million families eating Beyond Organic by the year 2020–living in health and freedom.
Share the message. To whom much is given, much is required.
3. Matthew 7: 21-23 – I never knew you.
Let this NOT be us! We may wonder why some gifted people with great charismatic gifts fall into grievous sin, yet their gifts do not seem to diminish. The gifts and callings of God are irrevocable.
It’s not what you do FOR God or what He does through you in a public way with miracles and prophecy that matter. Rather, it’s a question of your following God and fulfilling His will in your life.
Lord, teach us Your will today. Your Word says that you are even able to teach us in our sleep, through dreams and visions.
Lord, mold us and shape us, in Jesus’ name. Amen.
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