This is Day 2 of a series of posts on the Daniel Fast.
Day 2 was definitely better than the first. After I got over the wall, my body is accepting the fast and going forward.
I want to spend this time reading the book of Daniel. I learned so much in just chapter one. How did I not know that Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego were not their birth names? How did I not know that those were god-worshipping names? I will do my best to retrain my brain to refer to them by their God-honoring names; Hananiah, Mishael, and Azariah.
I also learned something about myself. I was trusting God with the big issues in my life: Joe's health, my job, ministry . Yet, I wasn't trusting Him with the small things; sleep, my health, etc. I was medicating my small problems with Tylenol PM every night and Tylenol during the day, should I get a headache. I want to be true to the fast so God would speak to me and I would derive the most benefit from this time set aside. I knew that meant I wouldn't be able to take the sleeping aids.
I prayed that God would bless me with 8 hours of sleep and would restore my body. My breath prayer on Day 2 was "Lord, make me sharper." I went to bed, resting on the promise that God would provide, even sleep. And provide He did. For the first time since July, I was able to sleep 8 hours. Aside from the wonderful feeling of rest, I felt so loved and comforted. I felt renewed knowing that I need to place my small problems in God's hands as well.