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Fasting

The Basics

WHY WE FAST

Fasting is the ancient practice of choosing to abstain from food for a certain period of time. It is a spiritual discipline, the purpose of which is training to become more like Jesus. The motivation of our fasting is to draw closer to the heart of God. Fasting is a Christian discipline to break the power of the flesh in our life – our desires, sins, and cravings – and to feed on the Holy Spirit.


“Fasting helps us to express, to deepen, and to confirm the resolution that we are ready to sacrifice anything, even ourselves, to attain the Kingdom of God.” - Scot McKnight.

In summary, fasting is not about getting from God but it is about getting to God.


There are different types of fasting, and we recommend prayerfully considering which practice is best for you at this time.


Liquid fast — Consuming only liquids for a specific period of time

Partial fast — Abstaining from specific kinds of food. For example: Daniel Fast

TV/Social Media — Choosing to abstain from certain technologies for a specific period of time. 

1. Fasting is a Christian discipline to break the power of the flesh in our life.

2. Fasting is not about getting from God, but rather getting to God.

3. Although the motivation is the same, there are various methods to fasting.