THE DRAMATICS OF FASTING!
gistdotcom Tuesday, January 14, 2014
When I went to Church on New Years eve and the Pastor announced 100 days of fasting (RCCG) I almost somersaulted from my seat! I was not alone...suddenly the auditorium was filled with "ahs', yeeeehh"... and lots of murmuring like bees swarming honey. Who send me come Church today? I know some people there were wishing they are members of other churches, I know...I know because my mind stroll reach that side.
However, the fast is all for our good, it is a destiny changing kind of fast and I am determined oh. ! I have to be honest with you people, I have been trying, struggling on some days and that is exactly what I want to gist you. It easy to fast on weekdays when I'm going to work and will be distracted from my hunger for most of the day...me that I have puff-puff lover, plus that mama Bisi rice I always buy downstairs, plus chin-chin on third mainland bridge...now I see food and turn away. O ma se o.
One Saturday...when hunger wired me! I started seeing vision... by 12:00 I was already looking at the clock...I even started planning the big pot of rice I go use break. So I started cooking, I cooked the jollof rice by 1:00pm, the tin done quick that day. So I went passed some time by watching AFMAG...I find Sanyeri and Odunlade funny most days but that day it was just irritating to watch. My temper sef was short. Ok, 3:00 pm nack, I decided to fry the chicken for the jollof...ha ha ha...all this I did without "tasting" the food. Chicken fried, I looked at the time... 3:45.... ahn ahn...lataaaaro! The devil is a liar!
I went to the room and forced myself to sleep, the worms in my belly woke me up by 5:15...halleluyah! Almost food time, so I cheerily hopped to the kitchen to fry the dodo for the rice and chicken, after frying, the time was about 5:35, hmmmm....Ok, I decided to put the food inside plate, I arranged it neatly, I put spoon, I set the table, I put a glass of water, and a pack of juice. All these things I was doing and it was still 5:45....ahn ahn! Maybe this clock in the living room is bad.
In my wisdom I went round the house and decided I would go with the clock that was earliest, in fact, it's already 6:00 pm in UK, I reasoned to myself... the plate of jollof rice was calling my name, singing lullaby's...my body was already vibrating like leaf wey rain beat. I planted myself on the dining table...staring at the food, looking at the clock. Food. Clock. Food. Clock.Time crawled... As soon as the big hand reach 12...see diving na, see rushing - I was eating like someone that has been starved for 10 days!
Do not attempt to YIMU at me because I know I am not the only only that acts like that when hungry - Hunger can change everything you thought you knew about yourself. Fasting is difficult but the rewards are enormous, spiritually, mentally, emotionally, physically!
Posted by Sisi Yemmie at Tuesday, January 14, 2014