“My food,” said Jesus, “is to do the will of him who sent me and to finish his work.” (John 4:34)
Fasting is a Biblical practice that is still very much applicable today. Have you ever needed clarityfor a decision you were trying to make? Have you ever felt a need to discern God’s will for your next step in life?
Fasting is a spiritual discipline that allows us to disconnect from something routine (such as food, technology or a daily habit), and replace that timewith connecting with God.
For example, if you are fasting from social media, then every time you find yourself wanting to scroll through a newsfeed, you would redirect your focusto tuning-in to God’s voice instead. Whether that be through prayer, listening to an uplifting song or podcast, or reading the Scriptures, the goal of fasting is to spend more time being aware of God’s presence.
I have heard story after story of people who have experienced breakthroughs when fasting; I know I have in my personal life. Not only does this practice help us become more disciplined, but it shows God that we are taking the time to put Him above all else.
If you’ve been looking for an answer—or simply a nudge in the next right direction—give fasting a try. To lose is to gain after all.
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