Our fasting quote of encouragement today is from Bill Thrasher. He said: “Any attempt to earn God’s blessing through fasting is clearly in contradiction to the scriptural teaching that Jesus’ death and resurrection is the ground for every spiritual blessing. Fasting is the humble response that puts us in a place to receive the life and victory Jesus has won for us.”
Our fasting devotional today is titled “FASTING WITH A PURPOSE” from Susan Gregory, author of the bestselling book “The Daniel Fast”.
Before you begin, decide on the purpose of your fast. Otherwise, without a purpose, you will be merely dieting. So prayerfully consider the focus of your fast.
For example, what is your greatest need at this time in your life? Do you want to learn to trust God in a deeper and more consistent manner? Could your marriage be stronger? Do you have financial pressures? Do you have family members who don’t yet know the Lord or have walked away from the Christian life?
Invest some quality prayer time and decide on a purpose for your fast. Then make a plan for your prayer and study time. Gather books and study materials to help feed your spirit and guide your quiet time.
Most men and women on the Daniel Fast find it helpful to journal during their consecrated time of prayer and fasting. Write expecting the Holy Spirit to partner with you as you seek a greater level of intimacy with your Father.