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禁食40天反思。。。 Reflection on fasting 40 days…

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This time, the 40-day fast from 03/10/11 to 11/11/11 has to be my third time fasting 40 days completely. I also did 21-day full fast twice, and a few times my fasting period coincided with my birthday, this time is no exception…
If not for God, I cannot imagine and I will not be able too to go on such a long fast. So, there is nothing great or super about me, there is no need to compliment or admire me, if the Spirit of God does not lead, prompt or give me strength, this is impossible and I will not want to do it as well…


Some people asked me questions with regard to health, physical strength and nutrition issues etc, they asked how I handled, overcame or dealt with and so on…
I have no answer. All I can say is, I still functioned like normal everyday, I still went to work and serve etc, my health is alright, and in fact I feel I have become healthier…




All I remember was the first time when I was having the 40-day full fast, I found myself lying near my bedroom door in the morning on the 39th day, perhaps my blood sugar was too low and I fainted while getting up abruptly, but of course I was not injured in any way. And it was also that time when I began to eat again, I had great difficulty the first time I went to the toilet to excrete my motion, I even bled. So I prayed to God foe healing and “reminded” Him that I fasted for His kingdom, and I was healed immediately!

That is why we must give all the glory to God, it is impossible without Him!



The last time I went on a 40-day full fast was quite a few years back, since then I did not dare to imagine another time, because the scenario of not eating anything at all for 40 days was kind of scary to think about. No matter how beauty conscious you are, how scared of being overweight you are, you still cannot do without food. So inside me, I was kind of “scared” that God might prompt me to do another 40-day full fast… Actually this kind of “worry” is really unnecessary because if the prompting is really from God, He naturally will help you to accomplish it! Just like now, all of a sudden we have begun the 40-day full fast again…




Honestly, this prompting to have a full 40-day fast came at the beginning of the year, I was only waiting for God’s timing. At first I was kind of worried whether I could do it as after all I have not done it for a long time… but when I saw many young people are willing to accompany me through this journey of fasting 40 days without food, that unexplained strength started to well up from my heart, and I no longer feel afraid…

The fasting this time, I am feeling more serious and excited than all the previous ones, and my heart is full of expectancy to see God doing new and wonderful things. I also long for God to reveal His heart everyday. So this time I will record what I receive or sense in my spirit, and will try my best to post here everyday as “Fasting Diary” to share with you all, hopefully this will encourage you all as well, Amen!

七年就这样如飞而去。。。 7 years fly by just like that…

Within seven years a person’s appearance, environment, heart condition etc can experience a lot of changes… what about me? And what about you?
Are you happier than before? Are you more satisfied than before?Ever considered that seriously…?

七年前在灯塔 / Seven years ago at Lighthouse – 2004


今年在灯塔 / At Lighthouse this year – 2011





Due to the impact and encouragement on myself after the visit to Lighthouse this time, I looked into my album again and found the pictures captured at Lighthouse in 2004… comparing them with those photos just taken during the recent visit to Lighthouse, the differences of seven years are definite, especially in terms of appearance, the footprints of years gone by etc…
Memories of seven years inevitably surfaced in my heart… all the days trodden, journey of the heart, remorse, comfort, bitter sweet memories etc…
Seven years, many pictures can come to mind… some of people long gone, things that cannot be undone, but most important of all, is our heart still as determined and pure towards God…?






In these seven years, I know I may not be after God’s own heart all the time, and may not be completely focused every moment… there were times I did not obey, and times I got distracted…
Too many times I have wondered why God would use a person like me…



I guess that is what we call the grace and mercy of God, to realize that He has never once forsaken me and His heart towards me is ever true…
It is because of this that I can carry on serving… not because I am worthy but grateful…


O Lord, please guard my heart to forever serve You alone, and to forever give all the glory to You… Amen!
















这就是我最好看的时刻。。。 Such is my best looking moment…

I did ask you the other time whether you wanted to see my most beautiful or best looking moment, and I asked you to make a guess too as to which moment that could be… though not many people are interested to know, I still insist on sharing with you! Very thick-skinned! Haha…

Take a look! Such is the moment which I think I am the most “beautiful” looking!

Anything wrong? So ugly! And as skinny as a refugee, why would anyone say that wa the most beautiful moment?
Let’s take a look at another to confirm!

Really! It’s still very ugly! Care to explain why this is said to be the most beautiful??


当我说这是最美丽的时刻,指的未必是那个时间或日期,更不是指外型,而是指那种心境和“生命” - 能够顺服主做一些你平常不肯或不可能做的事情,只因听他的话和讨他喜悦,我想这应该就是任何人最美丽的时刻吧,你不认为吗?


The reason being, I think beauty or good looks are not based on your outward appearance, but your inner world and relationship with God… These photos were taken many years ago for remembrance after my 40-day fast. I have experienced two times of 40-day complete fast and two times of 21-day complete fast. By “complete fast” I mean not eating any meal at all until after 40 or 21 days, unlike what we are doing now which we still eat a meal or two each day…

When I said this was my most beautiful moment, I was not referring to that specific time or date, even less so referring to looks, I was referring to that inner attitude and “life” – to be able to obey the Lord to do something you normally would not or are not willing to do, just to listen to Him and to please Him. I feel that ought to be the most beautiful moment of anyone’s life, don’t you think so?

My prayer and desire is that I will live out such a beautiful life throughout my life… Amen!