Over the next couple days I want to lay out 7 Biblical reasons for fasting.
We come to this today by way of the red letters as always.
But you, when you fast, anoint your head, and wash your face so that you may not be seen fasting by men, but by your Father who is in secret; and your Father who sees in secret will repay you. (Matthew 6:17-18 NASB)
When you fast…
Don’t make a show…
The Father will reward you…
Our first WHY for fasting is found in the book of Acts:13:2-3
And while they were ministering to the Lord and fasting, the Holy Spirit said, “Set apart for Me Barnabas and Saul for the work to which I have called them.” Then, when they had fasted and prayed and laid their hands on them, they sent them away. (NASB)
And again in Acts 14:23
And when they had appointed elders for them in every church, having prayed with fasting, they commended them to the Lord in whom they had believed. (NASB)
Fasting is a great choice when you are looking for direction in life. Here we see the early church dependant on the voice of the Spirit, and one activity they used to increase their ability to hear was fasting.
Fasting brings your appetites under the mastery of your spirit, and enables your spirit to hear The Spirit more clearly. [Tweet This]
See you tomorrow.