Shanti, Shanti, Shanti

Meditation, fasting, praying, etc…they all bring in peace we all thought was soo hard to receive. Yes, in our world searching for true peace of mind and peace within yourself can be challenging, but I have found many ways to stay sane in this messed up world we live in. One of my favorite ways to build peace in my life is fasting. Since I am an athlete, I find different ways to fast that don’t include fasting from foods. (also, if you know you have serious health issues, please consult a doctor if you choose to fast from foods) I fast from social media, technology, certain bad habits I have…really anything that I know that will cause a distraction to me. Fasting from these material items is so beneficial in my life. If you ask any of my close friends they’ll tell you I absolutely hate my phone and I’m never really scrolling on social media as much. I love posting and sharing life’s moments, but fasting and stepping away has shown me a peace of living that has become a healthy routine in my life. At my home church in Texas (The One Community Church), I love participating in the fast they do together, but I also make up my own challenges for myself as well. When I fast, I feel closer to God and can really hear him. His Spirit is overwhelming and I honestly feel growth in a certain weak area in my life every time I fast or challenge myself spiritually. I encourage you all to try out a fast of some sort before the year is over. If you’re struggling to get started, grab a friend or accountability partner to do it with you. I fast and/or have spiritual challenges with some of my friends and we love it. It helps keep our relationships healthy not only with each other, but with others in our lives too. I struggle with being vulnerable with people, but fasting, praying and meditating over the word with others has helped me to trust more and open up. It has taught me that life in the now matters…everything else can wait!

Live a little! 💚  Here is a link to The Bible App . It is filled with many different praying, fasting, and also other devotional tools to help keep your focus on Christ.

Let me know what you think!

With love,

Dani

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