By Jarod Dyess
For many years fasting to me was like something that only people in the days of biblical times did. In my family it was definitely unheard of. Isn’t this what “Super Christians” do, if the were such people? On the contrary, scripture teaches fasting not as something only for leaders or elders, but for every believer. In fact, in Matthew 6:16, Jesus doesn’t give instruction about “if you fast”, he says “when you fast”.
Let’s define fasting: Voluntarily abstaining from enjoying a gift from God, usually food, for Spiritual purpose.
This concept is so strange to us since it is completely counter-cultural. We are accustomed to eating all the time – when we’re hungry, when it’s breakfast, lunch or dinner time, for a snack, to share fellowship, when we are stressed or bored or for comfort, and even just because there is food in front of us – It’s America’s greatest pastime…Sadly, we often over look eating for simply the sustainability of our bodies. Continue reading “What is Fasting all About?”