“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.” Matthew 6:16
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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