The Practice of Fasting

January 5, 2010 — Leave a comment

“Consecrate a fast; call a solemn assembly.  Gather the elders and all the inhabitants of the land to the house of the Lord your God, and cry out to the Lord.”  Joel 1:14 (ESV)

Fasting is the practice of abstaining from something (typically food, but it can be anything else) for the purpose of specifically focusing on seeking the Lord.  It is always coupled with intense prayer and worship as well as additional time in the Word.  Fasting is done both individually and corporately. It has the ability to intensify one’s prayers toward breakthrough in much the same way light can merely illuminate a room or can be focused intensely and become a laser that can cut through steel.  Fast something today and use that time to call out to the Lord.

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