The practice of fasting
is present in both the Old and New Testaments.
Jesus teaches on fasting saying "when you fast..."
and not 'if ' you fast.
There are some practical instructions found in the bible
about the motives and means of fasting...
Lent involves a spirit of penitence for some.
But in light of the sacrifice of Christ, this is unwarranted.
But fasting still has a place in modern Christian practice.
What happens to people as they draw near to God?
There is bad news and there is good news...
If we were to consider the bible like a compass:
A point of reference that demonstrates which way is north,
Then Prayer and fasting may be considered
as a means of remembering…
...to take the compass out of our pockets and refer to it...
...to navigate according to true north...
...to adjust our paths.
In fasting, as we deny our fleshly desires for food,
we are reminded…
Fasting just might be
the lost spiritual discipline of the 21st Century Church