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Day 40: Should I eat or continue?

Should I eat or continue? All my friends at IHOP are rejoicing about breaking their 40-fast today. I have lost 25 lbs. during this fast as well as other things in my soul and flesh. But I have been a little distracted during this fast because we have had guest from Poland staying at our house the ENTIRE time. Iwona and I have been cooking meals for them, driving them around, spending a lot of late nights talking with them. I really enjoy them, but during an extended fast you really start to draw inwardly and want to spend more time alone and read a lot more. I was not afforded that luxury this time.

Today, I took some Poles to Sweet Tomatoes for lunch after taking them shopping. The salad and soup looked so good, I decided to have a salad and soup.

It did not satisfy me. I am hungry and thirsty for more of God. I decided to "Press Delete" on that meal and continue with my fast. How long will I go? I don't know right now. Maybe until I get a breakthrough. I yearn to be alone and alone with Him.

Let him kiss me with the kisses of his mouth - for your love is more delightful than wine. Pleasing is the fragrance of your perfumes; your name is like perfume poured out. No wonder the young women love You! Take me away with you - let us hurry! Song of Songs 1:1-4

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Day 1: of 40-day fast

We (IHOP-KC) are entering into a 40-day fast period. I have decided to finally read and study the Catholic Mystics during this fast. I know very little about the contemplative lifestyle and my spirit is eager to learn more and to become more contemplative myself.

The book I'm reading is called "The Fulfillment of All Desire" by Ralph Martin.

Interested in a 40-day fast? Read this.