The way Christian fasting has been redefined, modified and advertised is beyond me.What are Christians turning into? :p This post is inspired by my youngest & chubbiest sis, Asanwa (nickname). Her weight loss regime is histerical. The gurl is beyond me, mehn. So I come home on a Saturday evening only to see amazing fruitsall over my sewing table. Yeah…I design and make clothes. I enjoy my job. Click here for more on sewing. Back to the gist, I see kiwi, blueberries…I mean blueberries in Naija???? Found majorly in supermalls and you bet they ain’t cheap. Not that expensive too sha. I turned to ask my sister what the occasion is, only to hear she’s going on a fast. Daniel’s fast.
DANIEL’S FAST???? Wha.Tha.Heck does that even mean? I may not know all of bible revelations, but last time I checked Daniel REFUSED all these ajebutter food that was served to him from the king’s table.
The story eh…I mean my Asanwa’s version. I just weak. I asked her to show me where Daniel was eating kiwi and drinking banana+apple+watermelon+avocado smoothie in the bible. Yes oh…she actually started preparing mouth-watering smoothies.
Then she advised me to read the book of Daniel. Fine. Oya, what chapter? Blank look. My dear people, she had nooo idea! Then she waved her hand impatiently and said ‘try’ chapters one to three. I gave up. Then excitedly she called me back and began to show me pictures of ‘sisters’ doing the Daniel’s Fast.
The Hustle is Real, People.
From potato salad to stir-fry okra to vegetable stir-fry+dried fish…biko is this one still fasting abi groove? Then PROUDLY she showed me their group chat, instructions and motivating declarations to say every morning.
One chic in the group chat wrote “sisters, we can do this. Daniel refused the king’s meal and on the third year, he was promoted supernaturally. So…keep the faith. God will do same for us.” Back to the real world. I started laughing so hard as she was reading this quote. I laughed eh! She sef joined me. I told her…”na so una go dey chop king food up & down & miss ‘God will do it for us’ and gain weight on top the matter sef.”
To crown it all,she ate eba that same night. Or ‘tasted’ it as she corrected me. Please help me judge this matter? Is this a fast?