Not so fast…

Throughout stretches of the last two days I’ve been feeling tired. While some of this is related to decisions I’ve made (like staying up later than normal the past couple of nights), I think the tiredness can be attributed (at least in part) to the decision I made a few weeks ago to observe a lenten fast from coffee*.

Very early in the fast I realized how much I depended on the caffeine. I don’t drink all that much coffee, perhaps two cups per day, one around 7:00 am and another around 9:00 am, but still the caffeine helps me a lot. It provided a nice boost.

This fast isn’t merely a personal challenge to cut down on coffee, but it was a decision driven by a glaring personal need to hunger for God. One opportunity to hunger for God hit me, it’s not novel or profound–Do I depend on God for strength, or do I pursue strength from a beverage? I must consider Isaiah 40:28-31, which was e-mailed to me Thursday by a friend of mine.

Have you not known? Have you not heard?
The LORD is the everlasting God,
the Creator of the ends of the earth.
He does not faint or grow weary;
his understanding is unsearchable.
He gives power to the faint,
and to him who has no might he increases strength.
Even youths shall faint and be weary,
and young men shall fall exhausted;
but they who wait for the LORD shall renew their strength;
they shall mount up with wings like eagles;
they shall run and not be weary;
they shall walk and not faint.

So here I sit, tired, thankful for God’s patience with me and praying for His strength.

*To be clear, I’m not fasting from caffeine, just coffee.


About clydeblogs
I am husband to my sweetheart Lisa, and we are parents of our sweetheart Claire Renae and the curiously cute Evan. I wish I could say that I speak a little, and think a lot, but I think I speak a lot and think less than I should.

2 Responses to Not so fast…

  1. Wow… time flies and so much has changes since then! Love it! =)

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