Why Should I Choose to Fast?

Has the pressures of the present-day world increased in your life? As a follower of Jesus Christ are you seeking a deeper and more meaningful relationship with our Lord? Do you want a faith that goes beyond Sunday morning? Do you want a faith that makes a difference in your family, your job and your everyday surroundings? Do you want to experience God in order to live a life that is Christ-centered, significant, and a positive witness to the world? Then a time of prayer and fasting is needed. The Daniel Fast is not primarily a dietary choice; it is a spiritual vow to God. You are fasting for a spiritual focus. Improved health is always a secondary result of doing the Daniel Fast. The power in fasting has less to do with food than with setting ourselves apart for a specific period of time to focus more on the Lord, prayer, and worship. The power of fasting is found when you consecrate yourself to the Lord and discipline yourself to focus on Him. Consecration is significant in relation to both God and to the world. The Apostle Paul spells out the term’s meaning in Romans 12:1-2, stressing that consecration involves a living sacrifice to God.  Elmer L. Towns wrote, “That many people who participate in a Daniel Fast testify that they are closer to God when they fast than any other time in their life. Why? He says because they are obeying God every minute of the day. When you are fasting, you are aware of your stomach all the time, which makes you aware of the reason you are abstaining from food, which is intimacy with God, as you fast. When you fast and pray, you honor the Lord with your body and soul.” 

King David said in Psalm 63, “My soul will be satisfied as with the richest of foods.” Pray that as you fast and become a living sacrifice that God will satisfy your soul.

Further Reading:

The Daniel Fast for Spiritual Breakthrough – Elmer L. Towns

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