Spiritual Disciplines: Fasting
The Upward Look
© Copyright 2014, Max D. Hutto,
“So after they had fasted and prayed, they placed their hands on them and sent them off.” Acts 13:3 NIV
Another training exercise or discipline the believer is to practice in order to become spiritually fit is fasting. While this discipline is not widely spoken about or practiced in our culture today, it was practiced in Bible times. Primarily fasting is voluntarily going without food for a certain limited period of time for the expressed purpose of seeking God. The time normally spent preparing and eating a meal is instead spent in prayer. We often find that fasting was done in order to seek God’s guidance and direction on a certain matter as in this verse where the church was directed to send out missionaries.
Lord Jesus, I desire my every step to be guided by You and Your Word. Teach me how to deny my physical hunger in order to spend time with You in prayer.
March 7, 2014
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