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Fasting


Fasting is a awesome way of showing God respect and to assist in a request for something you may need, but I think there’s allot of people that often fast just to get something they WANT, lose weight… yes you read correctly, and for many other reasons that is not pure of heart towards God.

Isaiah 58:3-14(NLT) says the following:

‘We have fasted before you!’ they say.

‘Why aren’t you impressed?

We have been very hard on ourselves,

and you don’t even notice it!’

“I will tell you why!” I respond.

“It’s because you are fasting to please yourselves.

Even while you fast,

you keep oppressing your workers.

What good is fasting

when you keep on fighting and quarreling?

This kind of fasting

will never get you anywhere with me.

You humble yourselves

by going through the motions of penance,

bowing your heads

like reeds bending in the wind.

You dress in burlap

and cover yourselves with ashes.

Is this what you call fasting?

Do you really think this will please the Lord?

“No, this is the kind of fasting I want:

Free those who are wrongly imprisoned;

lighten the burden of those who work for you.

Let the oppressed go free,

and remove the chains that bind people.

Share your food with the hungry,

and give shelter to the homeless.

Give clothes to those who need them,

and do not hide from relatives who need your help.

“Then your salvation will come like the dawn,

and your wounds will quickly heal.

Your godliness will lead you forward,

and the glory of the Lord will protect you from behind.

Then when you call, the Lord will answer.

‘Yes, I am here,’ he will quickly reply.

“Remove the heavy yoke of oppression.

Stop pointing your finger and spreading vicious rumors!

Feed the hungry,

and help those in trouble.

Then your light will shine out from the darkness,

and the darkness around you will be as bright as noon.

The Lord will guide you continually,

giving you water when you are dry

and restoring your strength.

You will be like a well-watered garden,

like an ever-flowing spring.

Some of you will rebuild the deserted ruins of your cities.

Then you will be known as a rebuilder of walls

and a restorer of homes.

“Keep the Sabbath day holy.

Don’t pursue your own interests on that day,

but enjoy the Sabbath

and speak of it with delight as the Lord’s holy day.

Honor the Sabbath in everything you do on that day,

and don’t follow your own desires or talk idly.

Then the Lord will be your delight.

I will give you great honor and satisfy you with the inheritance I promised to your ancestor Jacob.

I, the Lord, have spoken!”

So this proves that fasting isn’t just about waking up and deciding you will fast today and just go through with it.  It’s about praying through out the day when you get a chance, Being kind and generous towards others, faith and patience.

 

I really believe that fasting is a powerful weapon we as Christians can use, the reason why I say this is, have you ever realized that on a normal day you can work and only notice at about 14h00 that your hungry, and you will even be able to wait until supper when you get home?  Well that’s because we can survive without food for longer than a few hours…. 🙂  But the days you decide to fast it wont be 2 hours that go by and you will start getting a headache or feeling very weak etc…  I believe it’s satan who knows how powerful fasting is, and he then tries getting you to give up…

 

So start your fast with a prayer of divine protection and take the bull(statan) by the horns!!

 

Hope this was helpful.

 

Have a great evening in Jesus name!!

 

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