I'm hypoglycemia and currently breastfeeding my seven month old daughter. I've never fasted before. I'm quite religious and believe in God an all he's done for me, my family, my life. I feel he's telling me its time to put actions behind my faith. He sent me a word through someone close to me. Im concerned because i have low blood sugar and are a little concerned that fastinf for three days will cause me health issues and could also dry up my milk supply. Any suggestions?
I think there are many other ways of putting actions behind your faith. Fasting will impact your milk supply and your daughter is still so little and needs it. It must have been a misunderstanding - I don't think a benevolent deity would ask for this kind of sacrifice. Could you do some volunteer work instead to express your gratitude?
Katrina, this is something quite close to my heart so may I ask you something?
Have you and your friend spoken to your pastor about this?
Does the Bible teach that God gives us a word through other people?
What is the Biblical picture of fasting, and its purposes?
Have you spent time in prayer and Bible study about this?
I hope I have not been to forward with this, but I feel you need to take the person who gave you this word and speak to your pastor about all of this before you do anything. I think this is of the up most importance.
My concern would be that fasting that long would put you in a state of detoxification. I've read plenty of advice against detoxing while nursing because the toxins could be released into your milk, which your baby would then ingest.
What type of fast are you planning to do? I would strongly encourage you to rethink and repray about a fast that involves no food or drink for three days. I'm not sure you could even make it if you experience regular hypoglycemia. And it would definitely affect your ability to feed and care for your baby. I can't imagine this is what God wants of you.
You may be able to participate in a fast, however, that involves eliminating certain foods and spending the three days in a prayerful attitude. You may also be able to participate in a fast that involves no eating during the day but you are allowed a meal at sundown and sunup (and water to drink during the day).