Did you know fasting is mentioned over 70 times in the Old and New Testaments? In Matthew 4:1-2, we read, “Then Jesus was led by the Spirit into the wilderness to be tempted by the devil. After fasting forty days and forty nights, he was hungry.”
If Jesus fasted, what does that mean for us as His followers?
Dr. Charles Stanley said, “Fasting is one of the spiritual disciplines that believers often overlook, largely because we don’t understand it.” Raise your hand if you agree.
Fasting is one way we become more like Jesus and grow in our relationship with Him. It’s a personal and intimate practice between us and God. To go deeper in your study of fasting, check out these resources:
To Starve the Flesh and Feed the Spirit (John Mark Comer ● 55 mins)
Feasting and Fasting (BibleProject ● 44 mins)
Does Fasting Really Work? (Dr. Tony Evans ● 14 mins)
Why Should I Fast? (Proverbs 31 ● 47 min)