BY the word

Published May 18, 2012 by aquahlekkergarla

As you all know am a spiritual person,i have realised there are some things that i desperately need my God to help me with ASAP,So i have to take on Ester3*A fasting of 3 days*,a dry one for that matter where i dont take food nor drinks nor water,i just go dry by the day.Biblically, fasting is not only staying away from food and drinks but also abstaining from sex too to  focus on a period of spiritual growth.It is simply denying something of the flesh to glorify God, enhance our spirit, and go deeper in our prayer life.Believe me fasting has the fasterst inpact ever,you just live by the word and you trust too much into GOD for that period for HIM to help you not get tempted and i love GOD because you cannont cheat HIM.So today is my first day i will end my fasting on sunday.Please do not offer me food,do not buy me food,do not ask me out this weekend am on a date with GOD.

Let me explain futher more,Christian fasting isn’t some kind of a “work” that’s commanded by Christ or required by Scripture but recommended as a part of one’s spiritual growth.It is even written in the bible,like people in the bible used to fast and can you believe am only taking 3 days only and Jesus took 40 days and 40 nights and in today’s generation there is this very powerful pastor in Nigeria*a country in Africa*who took 40 days and 40 nights and this lead him to a super breakthrough and he managed to start a powerful ministry that is even in most countries world wide. Fasting and prayer are often linked together,while fasting you must pray more than you always do,allow yourself to be led by the Holyspirit. Too often, the focus of fasting is on the lack of food. However, the purpose of fasting is to take our eyes off the things of this world and instead focus on God. Fasting is a way to demonstrate to God and to ourselves that we are serious about our relationship with Him. Although fasting in Scripture is almost always a fasting from food, there are other ways to fast. Anything you can temporarily give up in order to better focus on God can be considered a fast. Fasting is not intended to punish our flesh, but to focus on God.

With today’s generation obsessed with slim bodies,i say this to them,Fasting should not be considered a “dieting method” either. We shouldn’t fast to lose weight, but rather to gain deeper fellowship with God.For some people it may be impossible to fast from food (eg.diabetic people), but everyone can temporarily give up something in order to focus on God. Even unplugging the television/stop social networking for a period of time can be an effective fast,so happy fasting to me i lean on MYGOD for this period.:)

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