“Whenever you fast, do not put on a gloomy face as the hypocrites do, for they neglect their appearance so that they will be noticed by men when they are fasting.”
by Larry Burkett
It is my personal conviction that any long-term relationship with the Lord is going to be accompanied by fasting and prayer.
The significance of fasting is two-fold: spiritual and physical.
Physically, there are great benefits from fasting. It’s a cleansing process for the body itself, because the body has the chance to rid itself of the toxins that are taken in on a daily basis through food.
Spiritually, fasting is the denial of something we need and literally surrendering that to God as a testimony that we love and trust Him. If our Lord considered fasting an essential part of His spiritual life, we certainly should.
I believe that fasting is a necessary element of any spiritual relationship with God and also a valuable part of good health.
“Having prayed with fasting, they commended them to the Lord in whom they had believed” (Acts 14:23).
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