For most of my Christian walk, I did not understand what fasting was about. Growing up as a kid, I would occasionally hear adults talk about it in low, hushed voices, and the mystery surrounding fasting continued for many years. Several years ago, the women’s group at my church announced they would be doing a 21-day Daniel Fast.
Today, many churches start the New Year with a church-wide focus on prayer and fasting. Here, I’ll share things that inspire me or touch my heart during periods of fasting in hopes that you will find encouragement, support and a deepening of your walk with the Lord.