I’ve shared with you all before my desire to live sugar free. In the beginning of the year I had a dream and it was really clear that I was to give up alcohol, sugar and caffeine. I’ve had numerous attempts to live this way throughout 2013. Sometimes I’d last 21 days, 40 days, 3 days. But I’d usually get to a place of craving a cupcake or ordering a glass of wine at dinner to be social and then I’d just keep doing it in the days that followed. But I knew that this was ultimately going to become my lifestyle, to have a clear and sober mind. All of the substances that were on my heart to give up alter us in some way. I am especially sensitive to them but I’ve had them in my system on and off for years so I just considered the reactions to them as normal.
I remember praying about this earlier in the year and asking God why it was so important to have a clear and sober mind. I found the following verses and would like to share them with you.
Be alert and of sober mind. Your enemy the devil prowls around like a roaring lion looking for someone to devour. – 1 Peter 5:8
The end of all things is near. Therefore be alert and of sober mind so that you may pray. – 1 Peter 4:7
When I was in Kauai I had incredible dreams nearly every night. The first night I was there I had a dream that changed my life. This is what happened. I was laying down on the right side of my body, asleep. I got up and looked into the mirror and tried to scream because the right side of my face was gone. I didn’t have a right eye, right ear or the right side of my brain. I couldn’t scream because my mouth was sealed shut. Suddenly the right side of my face began to heal and it was made brand new. I ran out into the street to try to tell people but my mouth was still sealed shut. No one could help me. But in the distance I saw a man in a white overcoat, like a physician, and he had brown hair. I couldn’t see his face, it was blurred by light. He touched my mouth and it parted. As I started to speak I woke up.
I knew who it was who touched me and healed me in my dream. And I woke up in my waking life with a peace that I’ve never had before. I felt brand new and I knew that I was no longer double-minded. The desire to turn to my addictive cravings were gone and it was because I was healed. I am sure there temptation may come again but I feel settled in my body and not stuck in my head. I pray that all of you could receive this gift of a clear and sober mind if it’s truly a desire on your heart.
I’m excited to see what I will create from this new found place and look forward to sharing it with you all.