Originally posted by Marinkatomb
Greetings folks. 🙂
Just wondered if any of you have ever fasted before? I have decided i'd like to do one next week (probably for 3-4 days at first just to get an idea what's going on). Any advice, do's-dont's would be most appreciated. 🙂
I have fasted before.
Fasting is suppose to be a time in prayer and a time spent drawing closer to God in prayer and in spirit with Him.
I would suggest only fasting a day at first if your talking about fasting food. But that's really up to you.
The Hebrews always fasted from sundown one day to sundown the next day.
It does help alot in getting closer to God if you do it right.
You also can fast several different things that you think might be drawing you apart from God. Chess, tv, bars, etc, etc,
But fasting food always seemed to work the best with me. It kept reminding me what I was fasting for, and reminded me to keep drawing closer to God instead of myself, and my other own desires.
When I fast something other than food, After about a hour or two I always ended up replacing what I was fasting with something else other than what I was fasting, if you know what I mean. The flesh is weak.
Fasting also helps you to draw on God's power and not your own to over come your fleshy desires.
Im not the greatest with words or in explaining things sometimes but I hope this helps you some.