The Spiritual Discipline of Fasting

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Fasting should be a normal part of our lives; it allows you to focus your time and attention on God.

TALKING TO GOD

Thank God for providing for your needs every day. Ask the Holy Spirit to help you be more aware of God's generosity.

GOING DEEPER

Fasting means giving up something you enjoy or need for a designated period of time. In the Old Testament, fasting was common for entire nations who were seeking God's help or direction (2 Chronicles 20:3, Jonah 3:5). In the New Testament, Jesus fasted (Matthew 4:2) and taught His disciples about fasting (Matthew 6:17-18). (Fasting is not always a good idea for children or pregnant women. They can consider giving up something else that they really want or like.) Fasting should be a normal part of our lives; it allows you to focus your time and attention on God. When combined with prayer and time in God's Word, fasting strengthens your faith and helps you become more confident of God's power.

TALKING ABOUT IT

- What are some of the benefits of fasting?

- How does fasting bring you closer to God?

- What is one thing you enjoy that you can give up for a day?

Matt. 6:17-18

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