“Fasting is a principle that God intended for everyone to practice. It is not a punishment, it is a privilege.” – Jentezen Franklin
“Is not this the fast that I have chosen, to loose the bands of wickedness, to undo the heavy burdens, and to let the oppressed go free, and that ye break every yoke?” – Is. 58:6
Fasting is a flesh denying activity. Only people who are striving to be obedient or are in great need of a breakthrough tend to practice fasting.
Fasting is important to help keep our flesh in check. We need to control this flesh rather than our flesh controlling us.
It takes a lot of discipline and strength to fast. Your flesh fights you most of the way. It wants you to give up, and give in and “feed me!”
All day long our flesh demands to be fed. You need God’s help to stay focused. When you are feeling weak and are losing your strength, that is a good time to pray and let the Lord minister strength and grace to you.
You can remind yourself of why you are fasting, and what you are believing God to do in your life of the life of somebody else.
“But seek ye first the Kingdom of God, and His righteousness, and all these things shall be added unto you.” – Matthew 6:33
Prayer and Fasting go hand in hand. The time that you usually spend eating, take that time and spend it in prayer. Seek God for His direction for you and your family. Ask Him to lead and guide you, to provide for all of your needs and the needs of your family.
When we put God first, He promises to meet our needs.