Why Do You Fast?

Why Do You Fast?

Why Do You Fast? Some things are more important than religious practices, and we need to focus on what matters most I plan to fast one day a week. While I’m not as consistent as I would like, I follow through more often than I miss. Fasting is a...

Confessions About Fasting

Confessions About Fasting

Confessions About Fasting Last Sunday’s post about sharing our spiritual struggles was really the introduction for this week’s post, my groaning to reach what I strive for. My confession is that my normal joy of fasting has been mired in a season...

Two Kinds of Fasts

A curious phrase pops up in the book of Joel: holy fast. A fast is going without something, such as food, to draw closer to God. By implication it should be a holy act, so why does the prophet Joel make a point of specifying a holy fast? I wonder...

How to End a Fast Well

How to End a Fast Well

How to End a Fast Well In an earlier post, I talked about fasting. I admitted that despite the spiritual benefits—while tangible and profound—fasting is a mystery to me. I also shared that the most difficult part of my fast was ending it well...

The Mystery of Fasting

Fasting, after falling out of favor, is being reclaimed as a viable spiritual discipline. While I admit to regularly fasting, I also admit to being regularly perplexed by its practice. Fasting is simply going without something (usually food) for...

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