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15 I no longer call you servants, because a servant does not know his master’s business. Instead, I have called you friends, for everything that I learned from my Father I have made known to you.

John 15:15

Fasting is choosing to abstain from food for one reason only, it is to hunger and thirst for God above all else. Desperation doesn’t move God, it moves us. Fasting is a discipline. As a church family we begin each year with a fast, dedicating ourselves, our families and this community to our Father.

Fasting is coupled with prayer. As you pull away from food and entertainment and choose to commit time to prayer, you find that you are more keenly aware of what you are hearing from Elohim; Father, Jesus and Holy Spirit.

There are many types of fasts. How you choose to fast, or what you choose to fast is your decision. It should be a sacrifice. This can be a family commitment, and your kids can fast too, by fasting sweets, or unhealthy foods for 21 days. You can fast several things, like TV watching, or social media. The goal is to seek the King, to grow in intimacy and relationship by setting aside time and developing an appetite for one thing. There are benefits to fasting, physically and spiritually.

Only you can answer the question, are you hungry?

Suggested Resources


Celebration of Discipline by Richard Foster

Fasting by Jentezen Franklin




January 7
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