21 Days Prayer & Fasting
Currently at LifeHouse we are doing a series titled Adventuring The Ancient Path. In week one, Lotty opened the series by asking the question, “What moves you?”. This question is significant because the answer becomes the motivation for the purposeful action that God has prepared for us.
The response to having our hearts moved by God is to seek Him for what purposeful action He has prepared for us. And like the Old Testament Leader Nehemiah, we do this through a season of focused prayer and fasting. If the concept of fasting is new for you then on this page you’ll find some practical advice that will help you decide the most effective way for you to participate. If you’re experienced in fasting, this page will remind you of the value of fasting in our lives.
What Is Fasting?
Biblical fasting means abstaining from food or drink for a period of time. That’s it. The purpose of fasting is to create physical hunger within us. Then with those feelings of hunger, we satisfy ourselves in the presence of God, instead of in the fridge.
Why Do We Fast?
The power of fasting is found in a diet that consumes the things of God. When Jesus becomes the sustenance for our souls, we really begin to understand the words of Jesus when He said, ‘People do not live by bread alone, but by every word that comes from the mouth of God.’” (Matthew 4:4 NLT).
How Do I Fast?
The “Daniel Fast” is just one option. You can find out more on the Daniel Fast here. You could choose to remove one meal from your day, or certain foods from your diet. You could choose to only eat between certain hours or to only consume liquids. You could fast on the weekends, or on weekdays. You can even experience the feeling of “hunger” through other means like abstaining from social media and other forms of entertainment.
"Fasting isn’t about what you cut out of your life, as much as it is about what you bring into your life."