I have learned over the past 3 days I have a very serious addiction to caffeine. Going from 60+ ounces per day to none, is painful and debilitating. And more than I can withstand.
Maybe if I could sleep all day and do nothing but moan while curled up, I'd be okay, But I have children and a husband and a job that expect more from me.
I have also realized I do need to do something about this caffeine addiction. So I am going to reduce my caffeine intake daily to get it back into a normal manageable monkey instead of the gorilla I'm carrying around on my back.
I am still considering doing the Daniel Fast, but I obviously have to prepare my body for this. I have come to the conclusion that God wanted to get my attention and make me aware of my addiction. I'm aware. He certainly knows how to get your attention doesn't he?
I want to only Crave God. I want to only be addicted to Him. He should be first in my life, not coffee. I want to get out of bed in the morning and stumble to my Bible, not my coffee pot.
I am still "observing Lent" I haven't had any chocolate since Tuesday. This is a big deal for me. And I am going to volunteer at the Homeless shelter, I have a post about IHN (Interfaith Hospitality Network) ready to go, I'll probably post it on Monday. I do think it's a good idea to take some time each year and think outside oneself. I also think that's best accomplished when you focus on someone or something else.
For where your treasure is, there will your heart be also. Matthew 6:21