My father had being experiencing a deterioration
in health for some time
At the start of the year, my church started a
40 day fast and I had never fasted in my life.
I was raised in the church but I had never fasted
but for some reason I felt that I had to do this.
So I did, I started the fast and prayed and read
the bible. I lost a good bit of weight and muscle because of it.
I also told my parents about it and they were
a bit shocked.
It became harder and harder towards the end but
I felt that I was being prepared for something.
The fast finished sometime in March.
One week exactly after my father's birthday in
april, he died.
That was the last time I ever spoke to him as
I was in a different country at the time.
However, when I found out he was dead I didnt
breakdown, I didnt crumble.
I was able to go back home and take care of my
mother and sister fairly well.
I was able to lead them in nightly devotions
and singing and bible study.
These are things I would never have done before,
or much less taken the initiative to do before.
That was my dads role. I felt strength beyond
strength during those times, and I did very well considering everything.
To this day I believe that he prepared me during
that 40 day fast for the difficult months that were ahead.
He prepared me and he prepared me well.