So you in case you weren’t tuned into my IG stories this weekend, I’m participating in a Daniel Fast. It’s a 21 day fast that many evangelical churches do in January to kick-start the year.
The goal of fasting is to draw nearer to God. Biblical fasting always has to do with eliminating distractions for a spiritual purpose; it hits the reset button of our soul and renews us from the inside out. It also enables us to celebrate the goodness and mercy of God and prepares our hearts for all the good things God desires to bring into our lives.
You can fast specific food, meals, drinks or even things like news or social media, for instance. Your personal fast should present a level of challenge, but it is very important to know your body, your options, and, most importantly, to seek God in prayer and follow what the Holy Spirit leads you to do.
That said, as some of you know, I started a heath program the beginning of September. I reached my goal and was in maintainence, working my way back to my normal calories. However, over the holidays I allowed my self to indulge a little (okay maybe a lot). The repercussions were a few pounds and more importantly, feeling gross (literally felt hungover for a couple days, but from food).
So this past week I’ve gone back to the basics as I try to detox my body and get back on track. So I just felt fasting something food related wasn’t really fasting, since I had already made intentions to do this. After praying about it, I felt lead to eliminate the things that I enjoy, but also distract me most – social media.
The issue with this is social media platforms are they are a tool to promote my blog which is also a revenue stream. Also, going dark for 21 days is typically the last thing you want to do, especially when you’ve created an amazing community of women you love connecting with.
That said, I will still be creating content and I’m still available to collaborate, I just won’t being posting on IG/Facebook until the fast is over. You can still visit my @shop.ltk for fashion inspo and shopping. You can also continue to check out La Bella Vita blog (right here) for updates on how the fast is going, as I plan to do some reflections on here, as or when I feel lead to do so. I’m sure I’ll have some encouraging words as I spend time with the ultimate encourager, our Heavenly Father.
I’m so excited to jump into this fast, more than any other I’ve participated in before, as I feel God is doing something amazing behind the scenes and as we, the big “C” church, seek Him and get closer to Him, I am believing we are going to see some incredible breakthroughs and miracles of all shapes and sizes in our province of New Brunswick, county of Canada and entire world.
Most importantly, I’m excited to take my relationship with Jesus to another level. Every time my faith is elevated it a new level of amazing and I just can’t wait to see what God’s going to do in me thru this.
I know many would say it’s crazy as a blogger to go dark for 21 days on social media platforms, since they are a major tool in promoting one’s personal brand and blog. However, I say, that’s okay. I know God is leading me to do this for a purpose and I will come out better in the end. Being obedient to what I feel Him leading me to do trumps everything. He is the source of everything good and He is much more powerful than an algorithm! Let’s face it, who can really keep up with the algorithms anyway!
So, please stay tuned and keep checking back here regularly. Also, if you have any questions, you can always message me on here in the comments below. In the meantime, sharing one last OOTD. I wore this to church today. Such classic pieces! I’ve had this blazer for 5 years and it’s still a great piece! Wardrobe staple and great investment.
God bless & talk soon,
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