The goal of fasting is to draw nearer to God.

Biblical fasting always has to do with eliminating distractions for a spiritual purpose; it hits the reset button of our soul and renews us from the inside out! It also enables us to celebrate the goodness and mercy of God and prepares our hearts for all of the good things God desires to bring into our lives. Remember, your personal fast should present a level of challenge, but it is very important to know your own body, your options, and, most importantly, to seek God in prayer and follow what the Holy Spirit leads you to do.

 

1. What is fasting?

Biblical fasting is when we simply deny ourselves of food for the sake of seeking God. We do not fast to get something from Him, but we fast in order to know Him more and see our need for Him and repentance. We are fasting to align our hearts and minds with Him.
 

2. Focus more on prayer and God vs. what you are giving up

Fasting is not a time to grumble or complain about not eating meat, drinking coffee or not having sugar. It’s a time for you to restrain yourself from something to refocus your life on Jesus (2 Chronicles 20:3; Acts 14:23)

 

3. Join us For Times of Corporate Prayer

There is truly something special about joining together with other believers in prayer. As you set aside this time to connect with God, He will start working on your behalf like never before. You will see a difference in your relationships, your work, your family, and every area of your life. It is then that you will best be able to spread His love to others. Take a look at our Prayer and Fasting Guide to find our Corporate Prayer dates and times. 
 

4. Download our Prayer and Fasting Guide & Take a Look at Other Suggested Readings

 
Click to download the 21 Days of Fasting Guide
 
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