Hearing and fasting


I’ve been fasting for 12 days and one of the things I never expected to happen was that my hearing would actually improve.   Hallelujah!  You see I have had hearing issues since I was a child.  I have had 5 major ear surgeries-trust me you don’t want to know the details.  I hear very little in my right ear and I wear a hearing aid in my left.  This can be a positive thing because when I am in meetings I can’t hear what people are saying about me and when the kids start screaming I can turn it off!  ( and sometimes I turn it way down in the meetings..LOLOLOL)  

2 days ago I had to purposely turn my hearing aid down because everything was so much louder.   This has never happened!   I asked Cort, “ are things louder to you?”  He said, “no.”  So, it was me.  Today I was sharing this little tidbit with my Kansas friend and she told me that she used to work for a holistic doctor and that when they had new patients a fast was required from them.  She explained that the toxins we take in in our food will leave our bodies when we start fasting.  A lot of these toxins are allergy related.  A lot of ear issues are allergy related- causing fluid build up and infections and such.  So, what my ears have been doing in the past 12 days have been drying themselves out!  When she told me this I realized she was right because previous to the fast my ears had been itchy.  I could feel the fluid moving around in the right one.  Today, I don’t feel anything and they have stopped itching entirely!  How about that? 

So, this is one of the reasons I am continuing to fast because of the health benefits.  God knows our bodies better than we do and I am forever amazed at how things work.  It is my prayer that when I resume eating I will live a Daniel type lifestyle for the rest of my life.

  Look at what scripture says in Daniel 1:12-14

12“Please test us for ten days. Give us only vegetables to eat and water to drink.13Then compare us to the young men who are eating the king’s rich food. Decide how to treat us on the basis of how we look.”

14The supervisor listened to them about this matter and tested them for ten days. 15After ten days they looked healthier and stronger than the young men who had been eating the king’s rich food. 16

So the supervisor took away the king’s rich food and wine and gave them vegetables.


God knows what he’s doing- we are the dummies who don’t follow the plan!  Now that I can hear better,  with God’s help. I plan to DO better! 

Thank you Lord for working the chaos out of my heart and for pursuing me to surrender.

I’m all yours.




About godw1nz

I am the mom of three beautiful daughters, wife to a genius, sister to a teacher, sis-in-law to an engineer, daughter to a yankee and a rebel, and a woman chasing God. I love to read, draw and be with my family. If the reading inspires me, then I draw what I read. Almost everything I draw is based around or about Jesus Christ. I attend church at First United Methodist Hillsville. Ronnie Collins is my associate pastor, also a blogger here. I love the Lord with all my heart and I hope what you see here will inspire your heart.

2 responses »

  1. Donna, I am amazed at how your fasting is cleansing and healing your body with God’s help. I am praying for you. I love you,

  2. Wow! this one made my heart feel so happy for you Donna, mainly because of your hearing returning, It all makes perfect sense so I suppose we really should not be surprised. I am in awe of your commitment and will power, I thank God for blessing you through this, I’m so proud of you, you are amazing! Makes me want to fast. I will keep you in my prayers..

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