Bread. I chose to give up bread for a 28 day fast alongside my church. I have no clue how I'm going to be able to make it 28 days without my best friend.
Okay, I'm exaggerating a bit, but seriously... bread is my crack. And that is why I've chosen to give up one of my favorite foods for this Make Room For More fast before our church moves into our new facility next month.
Honestly, this is the first time I've ever fasted food. I'm curious to see how stretched I'm going to be these next couple of days and weeks, and to see how much self-control I really have. I've never seen myself as someone that has a hard time sacrificing anything in my life for a period of time... until I realized (while eating some yummy fresh baked bread) that there was one thing. It's something that I eat every day with every single meal. Cutting bread from my life is going to be very interesting and more difficult than I can even imagine right now. I'm expecting some withdrawal fits in the next couple of days, for sure.
Fasting reveals our hunger for God. During this exciting time for our church, we've decided to seek God and become hungry for more of Him. This church-wide fast is meant to give us a deeper and more intimate relationship with God, perfect timing for our new building launch. If you could, please pray for me, not that I have self-control over my bread obsession, but that I benefit greatly from this fast and grow deeper with God during this time. Also, please enjoy these for yourself and think of me while you eat them:
Who wants to come over and have a bread party with me when this is over? Bread is most definitely a reason to celebrate.