Peanut Butter is my favorite food item in the world. I put it on toast, pancakes, crackers, bananas, apples and even eat it right from the spoon! Lately I have been feeling a call by God to fast from my beloved peanut butter. I think a fast would help me in my stressful moments turn to God before I turn to a quick snack of peanut butter for comfort. I think a fast would remind me that I am to be mastered by nothing except the Lord Jesus Christ. I know you may be thinking, "Really? Peanut Butter has that type of power over you?" And my answer would be a sad but honest, "Yes."
So I woke up today (May 22nd) and decided to begin a fast from Peanut Butter. In God's grace and providence I then came across this article a couple of hours later about the skyrocketing price of peanut butter. Another motivation to begin (and stick) to my fast!
On a side note: Did you know the well-known Christian author and speaker, Lee Strobel had never tasted peanut butter until this year on his 60th birthday? Read about what he thought about peanut butter here and check out this photo of him trying peanut butter for the first time!
So here I go...Day 1, no peanut butter. To God be the Glory!
I will keep you updated if you are interested in such things...