40 Day Sugar Fast – How sweet it is

We’re in the last week of the sugar fast—ours wraps up Friday—which is convenient because we’ll be spending some time with family and friends over the next week.

But such is our overall health and spiritual wellbeing, that we’re planning to do another again, starting the week of Lent and finishing right before Palm Sunday weekend when the kids are planning to visit. Because I truly want to solidify the new habits, the new patterns, the healthy practices and approaches to eating into a lifestyle.

We had a moment this weekend that truly sums up the Sugar Fast experience.

We celebrate communion at our church by gathering in small groups, praying, and taking the elements together. We prayed. We ate the bread (the small wafer) and drank from the cup (a small bit of juice). When the juice hit my tongue, I was amazed.

I couldn’t help but exclaim: “That’s the sweetest thing I’ve tasted all week!”

Isn’t that the goal of the Sugar Fast? Isn’t that what we desire most of all? For Jesus to ever and always be the sweetest thing we taste.

Taste and see that the Lord is good;
    blessed is the one who takes refuge in him.
Psalm 34:8

About Jill English Johnston

God writes His story on every heart, if we only pause to read it. My heart has lived in a fantasy world since early childhood and am delighted that God has finally brought me to the place where I can bring the fantasies to life through story. I am currently working on a fantasy trilogy (of course) but I also post thoughts, reflections and (hopefully) inspiration to my website: tabletsofhumanhearts.wordpress.com I am a follower of the Rabbi Jesus, married to my best friend and inspiration, and the mother of three incredible children, one daughter and two sons, a son-in-love, a daughter-in-love and two adorable granddaughters. When not writing, I passionately pursue prayer, reading (never enough time to read them all!), and the outdoors. My husband and I both served in the US Navy and have lived/travelled through many states and all over Asia. We both still enjoy travelling, but we really love our home in New Braunfels, located at the Texas Hill Country.
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