Our fasting quote of encouragement today is from Dan B. Allender. He said: ““Fasting from any nourishment, activity, involvement or pursuit—for any season—sets the stage for God to appear. Fasting is not a tool to pry wisdom out of God’s hands or to force needed insight about a decision. Instead, fasting is the bulimic act of ridding ourselves of our fullness to attune our senses to God.”
Our fasting devotional today is titled “7 BASIC STEPS TO SUCCESSFUL FASTING AND PRAYER” (part 5) from Bill Bright, founder of Campus Crusade for Christ.
How to Begin Your Fast
Tips on Juice Fasting
– Drinking fruit juice will decrease your hunger pains and give you some natural sugar energy. The taste and lift will motivate and strengthen you to continue.
– The best juices are made from fresh watermelon, lemons, grapes, apples, cabbage, beets, carrots, celery, or leafy green vegetables. In cold weather, you may enjoy a warm vegetable broth.
– Mix acidic juices (orange and tomato) with water for your stomach’s sake.
– Avoid caffeinated drinks. And avoid chewing gum or mints, even if your breath is bad. They stimulate digestive action in your stomach.
When your designated time for fasting is finished, you will begin to eat again. But how you break your fast is extremely important for your physical and spiritual well-being.