Reflections on the 40 Day Fast (part 1)

On yesterday, we in the Universal Hagar’s Spiritual Church ended our 40 day fast, which is called every seven years. This was the most powerful 40 day fast I’ve experienced. At first, I hesitated to frame it this way but the spirit impressed me that this is how it should be. Every round goes higher and higher. From increased mental clarity to moderate weight loss to a smaller waistline to increased spiritual power—I have nothing but good things to say.

This 40 day fast reminds me of the one in 2005. After that fast, I consciously “took the fast with me.” That is, I kept up a healthier diet for more than six months. When the fast ended yesterday, I had no cravings for my usual unhealthy treats. In fact I vowed, for the remainder of the year, to only eat dessert on my birthday next month, and two days each for the Thanksgiving and Christmas holidays.

Spiritually, my strength has been renewed. Several stress-inducing incidents occurred during the fast. My normal response would be to overeat either ice cream, cake, or chips as a coping mechanism. But since the fast was going on, I pushed through those temptations. By not turning to my comfort foods, my mind forced me to face the issues head-on. So, the situations cleared up quicker because I actually dealt with them.

That’s all I’ll share for now. But there’s more to come. May God richly bless you. May peace and love abide.

Your obedient servant,
Rev. George H. Latimer-Knight, J.D.

The Perfect Day (The Middle Day of 2019)

Today is the perfect day. If you’re look for a sign, this article is it. July 2 is the middle day of the year—182 have passed and there are 182 to go. Whatever the status of your yearly goals, five year plan, 10 year plan, etc. dust them off. Today is your day. I won’t leave you with voluminous words today. The year is not over! We are dead smack in the middle. Get moving. Get going.

Three days ago, I took a major step in my wellbeing. I made a move I’d never made before. Had a breakthrough of sorts. While it’s far too soon to talk about it publically, the sentiment I can share. Whatever you need to do to reach your next level of success, please start today. If you want to lose weight, walk 15 minutes today. If you want to write a book, write down your initial ideas. If you want to start your savings, tuck a dollar away somewhere. My point—get started. Don’t you dare let this day (whatever day you’re reading this) go by without making a move closer to your goals. And if you don’t have any goals, then write down a draft of some goals or aspirations!

Today is your day.

Your obedient servant,
Rev. George H. Latimer-Knight, J.D.

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