I have integrated the “discipline” of fasting into my life for many years now and believe wholeheartedly in its power to produce incredible results. When we fast for spiritual reasons, we are humbling ourselves before God and demonstrating that we recognize we are nothing without Him and can do nothing without Him. We are displaying our dependence upon Him in every way and amid the situations we face. Chapter 21 of my book: Seeing Beyond the Natural, Student: Me … Professor: God gives much insight into this discipline and how it can greatly benefit every believer.
Here’s an excerpt:
There are some circumstances in life that command a “take the bull by the horn” sort of approach in order to break down giant obstacles and barriers of delay. The discipline of fasting doesn’t appear to be something that is regularly taught in Christian churches these days, yet it is one of the most life-altering, powerful practices that a believer can undertake.
About a year ago, the Lord instructed me to go on a 40 day fast (absolutely no food – just liquid). Before then, the longest I had ever fasted was ten days. At first, this was a scary thought for me (I was hoping I would survive – I mean really survive!), but I was aware that God always gives us the grace and fortitude we need to do what He directs us to do.
I embarked upon the journey and as the days and weeks passed, and the physical changes took place within my body, what was most remarkable was the spiritual changes. I felt God sustaining me through it all and our bond was becoming even stronger. He gave me clear instructions during that period that had to do with certain situations in my life and I watched the most amazing things occur that didn’t make any sense in the natural. God showed Himself strong and He left my family and me totally in awe. Toward the end of my 40 day fast, I started to feel sad that it was soon coming to an end. It was a serious physical sacrifice, but it was the best 40 days of my life. I had a remarkable time with God that I cannot describe in words and I witnessed barrier after barrier and stronghold after stronghold BROKEN! Most importantly, the extremely close relationship I already had with my awesome Creator became even closer. My spiritual eyes were open to see even more amazing things and I know I am still reaping the rewards of my intense sacrifice.
Not everyone will be led to such extreme fasting, but all spiritual fasting is honored by God. I received breakthroughs in shorter time-spans of fasting, but God always has specific reasons when He leads us to fast for certain periods of time. As I note in my book, allow the Holy Spirit to guide you. If you listen well enough, you will hear Him. He will speak into your spirit.
Fasting & prayer are two very powerful weapons that produce amazing results. I am convinced that if you want something bad enough, you’ll do whatever it takes to achieve it – even if it means denying yourself and humbling yourself before your Creator in accordance to His will.
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