Prayer and Fasting

I’m coming off a 10-day partial fast based on Daniel 1 which was when Daniel ate only vegetables. This is been the best experience as well as eye-opening.

Every believer should incorporate fasting into their spiritual life. It’s a game changer. There are times when we go through difficult circumstances and we need answers and there is nothing like powering up your prayers with fasting.

I am going to be honest and tell you that I have been a little lazy in this area. Have I fasted? Yes, I have fasted most of my spiritual walk, but there has been a mandate on me lately and I have missed the mark. For example this 10-day fast has been something I have been “trying” to complete since the beginning of the year. Seemed like I couldn’t get past four days. But praise God, I finally got the victory.

And even though I did complete the fast, I also want to be honest and say I messed up right toward the end of the fast. Not so much with food. But with something else. But God is merciful and he highlighted to me that this is an area that I must get victory over. And then He told me to keep going.

There was also something that God wanted to show me and not only did He give me spiritual insight, but he gave me a peace like I’ve not had before. God is indeed in control, no matter what it looks like.

Experiencing a crisis? Need to get answers, or draw closer to God, or want to hear His voice better? Fasting is the key! For you who have experienced fasting, who have gotten lazy, get back to it. For you who are starting for the first time, get some good literature on it and begin. Your life will never be the same!

Daniel 1

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