I don’t know about you, but I am starting to experience a subtle shift.
Does your skin look different? Is your energy better? How about your digestion?
When I am fasting and abstaining from less healthy foods, I usually experience a big difference in the way I feel, physically. Way more importantly, there is a subtle shift in how I feel spiritually.
Through prayer and fasting, I seem to experience the Holy Spirit more easily. At times, I sense His presence more deeply. It’s like the Lord will use a daily devotional or passage of Scripture to speak just a little bit louder and more clearly.
When we fast based on Biblical principles, Isaiah 58:8 says this will happen, “Then shall your light break forth like the dawn, and your healing shall spring up speedily; your righteousness shall go before you; the glory of the LORD shall be your rear guard. Then you shall call, and the LORD will answer; you shall cry, and he will say, ‘Here I am.’
While periods of fasting are not always some kind of mystical, Angels-singing-all-around-me kind of thing, I am always in awe how making a small commitment to avoid some of my favorite foods gives me a clearer connection to the Lord. When we deny what our flesh wants, it’s an act of submission. When we submit to the Lord, He hears and answers.
But, you don’t have to take my word for it.
BibleStudyTools.com says this about fasting, “Through many examples of people in the Bible who fasted, we can know that God grants supernatural revelation and wisdom through this practice. Scripture tells us that fasting will help us grow a more intimate relationship with Christ and will open our eyes to what He wants to teach us.”
Maybe you have not yet committed to fasting this month. Maybe 21-days feels overwhelming or too long. That’s okay. The length of your fast is between you and God, and it’s never “too late” to start fasting.
I really want to hear from you today. Let’s encourage each other!
What are you experiencing during this fast?
What do you believe the Lord is telling you?
Do you have a testimony to share?
Can you share some encouragement for someone who might be struggling to start or finish a fast?
Please leave your comments below and thank you very much for sharing!