As a church, we are beginning 2018 with 21 days of prayer and fasting. It’s one of the many ways we seek to align our hearts with the heart of God, in this new season. One might ask, what is fasting exactly? Is it just a holy weight-loss program or is there more to it than that? How do I know if I’m doing it right?
THE BENEFITS OF FASTING
Fasting is an integral part of developing our relationship with Christ. It is a time where we quiet ourselves from the distractions around us, so that we can hear from God more clearly. Fasting isn’t about losing weight, it’s about gaining vision.
WHAT YOU LET GO OF DICTATES WHAT YOU PICK UP
Fasting is less about what you’re losing, and more about what you’re gaining. Abstaining from food, drink, media, or anything else that normally feeds you is no easy task! Those who fast often acknowledge the physical, mental, and emotional toll that it takes on the human body, as you are denying yourself of personal cravings. This self-denial is important in bringing focus to your heart and mind, so that you can connect with God without interference. What you stand to gain will far outweigh what you decide to give up.