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Fasting?

Has anyone ever fasted?  I have done alot of research over the past few months and I think I am going to attempt a 3 day water fast now and then a longer one in Jan.  Just curious if anyone else has ever done a water or Juice fast and what their experiances were.
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I did a water fast and clear liqued fast before. With the water fast I can usually only go about a day to a day and a half. I'm such a wimp, lol! The reason I've done the fasts is for spirtual reasons. I used it as a time of praying and fasting for a breakthrough on something, or to hear from God better. I'm trying to do better. I can leave you feeling a little weak, so I wouldn't do it during any times that you will be busy running around or something. If you're able to sit quietly at home, that's better.
Why are you interested? For health reasons? I did hear that for health reasons it's better to do a 3 day fast than 1 day. Just be careful you don't go too long and make sure you drink lots of water.
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Dont feel bad I tried and failed.   I started Monday night and made it to lastnight.  LOL.  I really want to do it but I am a mother of a 3yr old and a house wife so I am always moving.  There are a few reasons I want to fast.  Improve my relationship with God giving me more time to pray and having to rely on Him, Having some self control b/c I NEVER finish anything I start, Cleansing my body and mind, and any weight lost along the journey would be welcomed...but if none then I would be fine with that as well.  Our church has done one or two 40 day juice fasts and I didnt get a chance to do it.  I would really like it if they did another.  
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Hey, a fellow Christian! :) I always like to meet others who love the Lord! I looked at your profile. I'm sorry you lost a baby. I hope you can have another one soon.Don't give up. Keep praying. God knows your heart.
What denomination are you?
Did you say a 40 day fast??!! Wow, how in the world did they do that? You know my mom did a 21 day fast one time when my dad was gone on a trip and spent time alone with God. That's when she had a breakthrough miracle happen after she broke her fast.

Did you watch the news lately? Did you see when they did a press conference with the security guard who shot the man who went on the shooting spree at New Life Church in Colorado last Sunday? She said that she had just finished a 3 day fast that Sunday morning and had been praying and asking God for guidance as to what He wanted for her to do with her life. I had chills when I heard that. How can anyone call that coincidence? Then she asked the Holy Spirit to guide and be with her and He kept her calm when she did have to shoot him. She said she felt His presence the entire time. He never left her side. Wow! It really puts things in perspecive doesn't it? It makes me feel guilty because I think I've allowed myself to get lazy and lukewarm and I know how the Lord feels about lukewarm people. I'm trying and wanting to get back on the right track again.

Yeah, the water fast I could only do for about 1 1/2 days. The clear liqued diet I was able to do for about a week, I think? I guess you just have to work up to it. My biggest problem was getting a bad headache which I guess you can get if your're used to caffeine and stuff. I don't drink a lot of caffeine but I do like tea in the morning.

Hey, it was nice meeting you and talking to you! If you ever want to chat, you can send me a message. It's always nice to meet a fellow sister in Christ. God bless.
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Thanks april. God knew what was best with the miscarriage.  When the time is right He will make it happen.  Right now I am not really wanting to get pregnant.  If it is His will He will change my heart when it is time.  Well denomination...I dont know.  I try not to be too open or closed minded when it comes to how you love and worship the Lord...as long as you Love and worship the Lord and seek his will.  I was raised baptist and my husband and I are members of a pentacostal church of God.  Yes a 40 day juice fast....I guess with juice it is a little easier b/c you get your calories from the juice.  I did see that lady and it thought it was neat...I dindt really watch but probably 1 minute of the whole thing.  I hate the news.  Well truthfully I like it but I hate seeing all that horrible stuff.  I try not to watch it if I dont have to.  Yeah i'm with you on the luke warm thing.  I hate it.  Before I had my son it was so easy..I prayed and read my bible all the time.  I felt so close to God.  But since he's been around it is so hard to have that time with God.  It is my goal to start getting up early and having my devotional and time with God to start my day off but it seem like every time I am about to start something comes up...like being up all night long with a sick child.  I guess thats the Devil's way of trying to pull me away.   I am working on it though.  Well when I did the water fast I didnt get much time to pray either...and i'm sure it wasnt long enough to cleanse anything ....but I did lose 4 1/2 lbs this week...so i guess there was some benefit.  I am going to try again this week.  I am thinking about fasting water fast tomorrow and all day saturday.  Get up early and start my day off right and hopefully accomplish something.  Then maybe do a longer on in a few weeks once the newyear begins.  I hear headaches are common during the process. Nice to meet you as well.  I am so seriously about to go crash in bed.  I am exhausted.  Goodnight and God bless you....have a very merry Christmas.  
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