"I decided that I wanted to do a one-day water fast in late March of 2010. I was having some personal issues I wanted resolved, and I felt that fasting was the way to do it. There was not too much discomfort that day, and I felt pretty good- hungry, but good. However, I went to bed that night fully intending to get a good night's sleep and start the day off with a nice breakfast the next day. I awoke the next morning as I was preparing my mind for the day ahead, I 'heard' a small voice inside me saying, "I think you should fast again today." The next few minutes were spent in 'conversation', which went sort of like this:
"But I am hungry!"
"I think you need to fast again"
"But I don't want to!"
"Listen to me. You need to fast today."
"Out of obedience. I am calling you to a second day."
"Yes. Listen and follow. Seek me first and you will be blessed."
"I know, I know. But I fasted yesterday!"
"Yes, and you will today, too."
"Ok, but you need to give me the strength. I can't do this alone."
"You will have the strength you need. I am calling you, and I will help you."
With the argument over, I mentally prepared for my second day of fasting. It was more difficult, but I did have the strength I needed. Even though the issues I was fasting for weren't entirely resolved, I felt better for having been able to hear God's voice and follow it, even if I was a little resistant. And I also had the confidence that He would provide the strength I needed when He called me to follow his will.