Fasting is probably the most misunderstood and maligned of the practices, and so you may have lots of confusion and zero experience with this practice. That’s OK! That can begin to change today!
Fasting is a sacred practice with a specific purpose and it can be practised for any and all of the following reasons:
A short survey of the scriptures shows people practising fasting for a number of purposes. God’s people fasted:
Christian fasting, is abstaining from a regular part of your life (normally food) for a spiritual purpose – fasting as a Jesus follower has a spiritual purpose.
So, what is your purpose for fasting?
Before you begin the practice with your family and support group, listen to this sermon to understand more about why this practice is so important and discover what it can do in your life.
During Lent (the 40 days before Easter Feb 17 – Apr 3) consider a prolonged non-food fast, such as from Social Media, or Television. Repurpose this time you save for to invest in the spiritual practices.