Fasting is a spiritual discipline that is rooted in the Bible that means we abstain from something (usually food) to grow spiritually and depend more on Jesus. The key focal point of a fast is having focused time on prayer and drawing close to God. The rewards of fasting are incredible. Fasting and prayer often brings about powerful personal transformation. When we practice prayer and fasting, God hears from heaven and can heal lives, churches, communities, nations and our world. Every great revival or movement of God was preceded by men and women fasting and praying, longing for God. It’s important to note that our Savior fasted often and desired his disciples to fast as well.
- It’s important to ensure you’re listening to both the Holy Spirit and your own body in the way you fast. Instead of abstaining from food altogether, you may fast from a particular type of food or even something other than food, such as social media. You might decide to fast until a certain time in the day or skip a certain meal. There are many ways to ensure you’re getting the physical nourishment you need while still enjoying the spiritual nourishment fasting and prayer offer.
Fasting is biblical
Fasting can revive us, the people around us, and the world around us.
Fasting enables the Holy Spirit to show us our spiritual condition
Fasting and prayer can transform our prayer life
Fasting and prayer can help us hear God more clearly.
Fasting and prayer strengthens our relationship with God
Remember, whatever fast you choose the focal point is that we abstain from something and shift our focus on prayer. It is in prayer that we will see breakthrough. For more information on fasting, click here.