“And he said unto them, This kind can come forth by nothing, but by prayer and fasting.”Mark 9:29 KJV
Fasting + Prayer = POWER
The act of fasting is to usually abstain from food or drink. However there are various other forms some choose to fast from using their cell phones, social media, watching television (media fast).
What do you enjoy the most?
For me it’s food, I enjoy all things food. Therefore, I turn away from my plate during the designated fasting time. It is understandable that everyone can not go without food. Therefore, what you choose to abstain from is important. (Keep in mind if it means nothing to you, it will mean nothing to God.)
Example: When I had social media I would deactivate my account for certain periods of time and completely devote that time once spent online to God.
- Partial Fasting: as in the Daniel Fast (Daniel 1 ) he did not eat meat, sweets or drink wine, etc.
- Normal fast: would be your typical liquid fast as in (detox water,water, all natural juices, etc.)
- Absolute: would include not eating or drinking.
Think about it even Jesus himself fasted in the wilderness for 40 days so there has to be significance in this act right? Fasting requires discipline, obedience and sacrifice. It shows God that you are willing to go without by decreasing your physical pleasure in order to increase spiritually, so how hungry are you for him?
Why have I fasted?
Fasting has helped me in so many ways when I was heartbroken it helped break those soul ties that held me down. When I went thru a spiritual drought it gave me a spiritual recharge/renewal. In the midst of my weaknesses it strengthened me so that I could live a life pure and pleasing in the sight of God.
Matthew 17:21 KJV
- Do you fast?
- How often do you fast?
- What do you usually fast from?
– Consult with a physician before fasting from food or drink.