Fasting is the most powerful spiritual discipline of all the
Christian disciplines. Through fasting and prayer, the Holy Spirit can
transform your life.
Fasting and prayer can also work on a much
grander scale. According to Scripture, personal experience and
observation, we are convinced that when God's people fast with a proper
Biblical motive-seeking God's face not His hand-with a broken,
repentant, and contrite spirit, God will hear from heaven and heal our
lives, our churches, our communities, our nation and world. Fasting and
prayer can bring about revival - a change in the direction of our
nation, the nations of earth and the fulfillment of the Great
If you have never fasted, it probably is a scary thing to think about going without food
because we are programmed to eat three times a day. Because of that, many wonder if they will get hungry, and if the hunger pains will hurt.
Fasting to God will not hurt any more than dieting to get thinner. If people can cut back in their eating just to lose weight, can you cut back on food to seek God’s presence and get an answer to your prayers? Also, the diabetic has to stop eating sweets and those with high blood pressure stop eating highly salty foods. They stop eating certain things to stay healthy, can you fast to become more spiritual? But other people have different questions. “Can I hold out?” They don’t want to get started on a journey they can’t complete. They see a commercial on television that suggests a candy bar will help them get through the afternoon. Yes, chocolates and sugar will give you an afternoon “zap,” but snacks are not always necessary. The ability to stay on your fast is not measured by how hard you try to stay away from food, but by the positive attraction of knowing God and spending time with Him.
Please use this site as a daily source to enhance your journey through personal and virtual fellowship with the body of believers known as Triumph Church. Check back everyday for new recipes, praise reports and other information to keep you encouraged over the next 40 days. God Bless You!