It’s that time of year again, the beginning of a brand new season filled with exciting possibilities. Even though we all expect good things to happen sometimes bad things happen too 🙁 At times we can avoid these bad things by staying in line with God’s pure and perfect will for our lives. Other times bad things must happen as a part of God’s perfect will for our life. Either way, staying spiritually strong and connected to God is essential and one of the best ways to do that is to fast. Fasting not only makes our spirit stronger but it also cleanses our bodies. If you are interested to know more about every that fasting can do for you please read He Restores My Soul.
Bondages, addictions and bad habits.
He told them, “This kind can come out only by prayer and fasting.” – Mark 9:29
In the verse above Jesus was answering the disciples question about why they were unable to cast out a particular demon that day. Jesus response was that the kind of demon that they were dealing with would only come out by prayer and fasting. It seems that the demon was very powerful and that prayer and fasting would have given the disciples the victory over it. It the same way, we need to understand that we can have power over our own ‘demons’ by prayer and fasting too. If you are struggling with something such as a bondage, addiction or bad habit or really want breakthrough in a certain area, spend some time praying and fasting about it.
I like to start every year with a Daniel fast. This is a 21 day fast where you only eat fruit and vegetables and drink only water. At other points during the year I might do a full fast by abstaining from food completely for a set time and drink only water or I might do a shorter partial fast such as the Daniel fast. Fasting is powerful on so many levels and if you have never fasted before I urge you to give it a try but do consult a doctor first if you have any medical conditions or are on medication. Pregnant women should not fast.
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