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You can do ANYthing for three days.

Camping with a boatload of kids.

Having twelve in-laws invade your house.

Taking care of your friends’ pets.

ANYthing. I know you can!

This is no exception.

The idea for this three day challenge was inspired by something that my friend, Barb Raveling, said at her blog on her “Careless Eating” page. She issues a challenge there about staying within our boundaries for just three days. Can we do it? I know we can.

Here is what I propose:

1. Eat only when at a 0 – physical hunger

2. Stop when you are at a 5Β or sooner.

3. Drink sweetened beverages only with a meal…when you are at a 0. For instance, if you drink a Chai Tea Latte in the morning on your way to work, can you plan it so that you have it when you are at a 0? Or, wait until you are at a 0 and enjoy the beverage with your breakfast?

4. Daily, select from the following toΒ keep your focus on the Lord and exalting him:Β Add to your God List, have a Praise Fest, add to a Gratitude Journal.
I recommend that whatever you do, do it OUT LOUD. There is something powerful about writing it, seeing it, speaking it, and hearing it as you speak it.

If you want to keep yourself accountable for each hour of the 3 – Day Challenge, you can use this pdf file:Β Fire the Desire 3 Day Challenge. It is a pdf that looks a bit like this:

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Please PRAY about doing this! If God says YES, then let’s start tomorrow…well, officially tonight at midnight. If you feel like now may not be the time, be sure it is the leading of the Holy Spirit and not just a preference of the flesh. πŸ˜‰

How About You?

So are you going to give this a shot? What questions or concerns do you have as you consider this?

What might be a GREAT reason (or 5!) to DO this!

What might you need to be cautious about?