My Five Day Retreat – March 2009

I did the 5-day retreat with Suret and Danie Morkel and a subsequent 40-day raw food fast:
It’s been a long time that God has been speaking to me about my desire to “get to the top” and the associated physical diseases that arise as a result. Last year I became very ill and contracted glandular fever. I was also diagnosed as pre-diabetic and I was taking 2 tablets for high blood pressure. I felt banged, battered and dented… I decided to go on a 1 week spiritual retreat with Suret Morkel, founder member of Inner Fruits.

Today is day 43 of a 40 day raw food fast and I’ve decided to continue this life style, hence the 43rd day. For the record, on day 40, I had some medical tests done – just for interest – my blood pressure (previously high) is now 120/80, my cholesterol is 3.8; my glucose is 5 and my weight went down from 104 kg to 91 kg. I plan to take it down to 78kg and want to give all the glory to my Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ for giving me insight, wisdom and strength to do this.

I could not do it in my own strength and also cannot continue in my own strength as the temptations are plentiful! I believe that through this all, that walking in the Spirit is an act of the will and not some fuzzy spiritual or religious “feeling” that comes over you. Our salvation must not be abused; we need to look after our bodies as this is the key to healing in our spirit as well (my view). We have a soil (our body), we are the gardeners, (what we put into the soils), and we’ll have a harvest – good or bad. You can make the change by being obedient of the will, and by doing so, living in the spirit.

Total loss of weight was 26 kg within 4 months.
Praise God!!

(testimony by a male 40-year old who did our 5-day home retreat)