Hi Elegant Readers,

On week two of the Daniel Fast and it’s been going pretty good.  There was one day I was feeling like I wanted food bad and that because I waited to long to eat. This fast has been different.  This is the first time my husband and I fasted dairy, sugar, yeast and meat. My mind feels clearer and I have a lot more energy.

God has really been showing me that I need to put him first to have a deeper relationship with him. I had to put some things aside so that I could focus on my relationship with the Lord.  Am I there yet? No.  However, I am a work in process and every accomplishment is a mark towards the goal.  Having a relationship with God is a lifestyle not a constant growth process.

I finished the book by Jerry Savelle called, No Boundaries and it is an awesome book. I will do a future post on it because it really gives you a step by step overall makeover on what you need to do to have a deeper relationship with the Lord.

My Pastor is doing a video a day of encouragement during the fast and it’s precious.

The video for today is protection because it’s so comforting to know that God is always there and my guardian angels have my back. It’s so important to watch what comes out of our mouths and make sure it’s positive and productive.

Moving forward means moving ahead and not looking back at past hurts and stresses of life. You can’t look back because you have such a vibrant future when you put God first.  I keep remembering that if I strive to put God first everything else will fall into place.

I wanted to share this no sugar Oatmeal Raisin Cookie recipe from Kristin Feola’s Ultimate Daniel Fast website because it tricks your mind into thinking your eating a cookie but it’s actual a healthy burst of energy.

 Oatmeal Raisin Cookies by Kristin Feola

1 Cup old Fashioned rolled oats
1 Cup almond flour or oat flour ( we used coconut flour)
1 cup of creamy cashew butter, almond butter, or peanut butter (we used peanut butter)
1/2 cup  unsweetened applesauce (We added extra applesauce for dough consistency)
1/3 cup of Date honey
1/2 cup raisins
1 tablespoon of chopped walnuts
1 teaspoon cinnamon

Raisin Oatmeal Cookies

Raisin Oatmeal Cookies

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Mix oats, almond flour, cashew butter, applesauce, and date honey  in a large bowl until well combined. Add raisins, walnuts and cinnamon.

Dough Mixture

Dough Mixture

Drop by spoonfuls, two inches apart, on a 11 by 17 inch baking sheet. Flatten and shape into circles.

My hubby and I used Coconut flour instead of Almond flour because we couldn’t find it. We didn’t use the Date honey and we add more applesauce to get more of a doughy texture. You can make the cookies as big as you like them. We made them small to medium size.

The cookies turned out really well.

Raisin Oatmeal Cookies

Raisin Oatmeal Cookies

If you are on a Daniel Fast or looking for a healthy alternative to a cookie, please give these a try.

JTwisdom

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