THE IMPACT OF FASTING
Thursday, 06 October 2016
SCRIPTURE: Is not this the fast that I have chosen? to loose the bands of wickedness, to undo the heavy burdens, and to let the oppressed go free, and that ye break every yoke? Isaiah 58:6
THOUGHT FOR THE DAY: Fasting strengthens a person for the battles of life.
Fasting is an act of willing abstinence or reduction from certain or all foods, drinks, or both, for a period of time. It is a spiritual exercise that subdues the flesh and fuels spiritual audacity. It is the practical manifestation of desperation; a desire on fire and a confirmation of self-insufficiency. Fasting loses its meaning when it is not accompanied by prayer and the study of God’s Word.
Now, let us look at one of the products of fasting: Supernatural strength.
The act of fasting is an impartation of strength. In Isaiah 40:31, the Bible says, ‘But they that wait upon the LORD shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings as eagles…’
As the eagles renew their strength by waiting once in a year on top of a rock, so does a person build his spiritual ‘muscle’ by waiting on the Lord in the period of fasting and prayer.
Fasting strengthens a person for the battles of life. It positions a person in a place where he can boldly confront every witch or wizard. Fasting can turn a weak Christian into a strong Christian. It terminates struggles in prayer, studying the Bible, and worship.
Remember this: Fasting strengthens a person for life’s battle.
1. Engage in a fast at least once a week; always embark on periodic fasts.
2. Pray fervently and study the Word of God whenever you engage in a fast.
FOR FURTHER UNDERSTANDING, GET THIS MESSAGE: UNDERSTANDING AND MAXIMIZING PRAYER AND FASTING
PRAYER: O LORD, I receive the grace to live a fasted life. I connect with strength to fight and win the battles of life, in Jesus’ Name.
DAILY READING: Jeremiah 6:16 to 8:7, Colossians 2:8 to 23, Psalm 78:1 to 31, Proverbs 24:26
QUOTE: The highest degree of victory on earth is victory over self. Culled from 365 WISDOM CAPSULES by Dr Paul Enenche.
AMAZING FACT: The only reason the acid in your stomach does not eat right through your body is because the stomach cells are renewed faster than they are destroyed.
TODAY IN HISTORY: 6/10/1889 – American inventor Thomas Edison showed his first motion picture.