Day 5 has proved to be a challenge for Mark because his body is starting to miss the sugar intact. He used to drink a lot of coke and very little water. He is now drinking lots of water but what is inside is going to have to come out and it is not always easy or pretty. I like tea and am not a big soda drinker so my issues are different. My issues will be snacking at night. I love cereal with cold milk and bananas. My night time snacking is generally fruit or peanut butter on crackers or a bowl of cereal regardless snacking is snacking and the hour of the snacking is not good either.
As you know we have both been sick so we are kind of handy capped going in but we are praying through it and feeling better. Anyway back to Mark...his withdrawals are manifesting in feelings of melancholy you know just kind of blah feeling. Since sugar seems is his weakness we are substituting man-made sweet for natural sweet...sugar for oranges, pineapples, raisins, etc. We are also of course talking, and praying together through both of our issues. I imagine our issues will increase but they will be dealt with the same way as the food...talking together and praying.
I want to emphasize talking and praying. These two postures are the most important because if you don't voice your prayers you might as well forget it. WHAT? FORGET IT? Yes. The Word of God says, "A man's belly shall be satisfied with the fruit of his mouth; and with the increase of his lips shall he be filled. Death and life are in the power of the tongue..." Proverbs 18:20-21, "...for of the abundance of the heart his mouth speaks" Luke 6:4,"I will bless the LORD at all times; His praise shall continually be in my mouth" Psalm 34:1, "If you confess with your mouth Jesus as Lord..." Romans 10:9, "Your words have helped the tottering to stand, And you have strengthened the feeble knee"Job 4:3. I could go on and on.
My point is that we have to voice with our mouths our wants, needs and desires. Some would say, "well, I pray silently". NO WHERE in scripture does it say we should pray silently.What we do silently is meditate. To meditate is to think about; to dwell on; to remember. Psalm 19:14 says, "Let the words of my mouth and the meditation of my heart be acceptable in Your sight, O LORD, my rock and my Redeemer".
Voice your prayers unto the Lord and He will help you in your time of need. Jeremiah 33:3 says, "Call unto me and I will answer...". You can't call on someone with your mouth shut nor will your circumstance be change if you don't voice with your mouth, out loud!