What About Fasting?

In my early experience following Jesus, a trusted friend suggested that if I wanted to keep growing, I might consider fasting. His experience, he said, was that people who engaged in this discipline tended to be the same ones who matured faster. His suggestion started me on my journey into fasting. Over the 25 years since then, I’ve had highs and lows with this practice. God put many other believers in my path whose fruitful lives inspired me not to give up fasting.

In this blog section, three such people have shared their personal encouragements about fasting: Nahia Haddad, Doug Sprunt, and Gabe McReynolds.

May God’s promise be realized for you, that he will see what you fast in secret, and reward you.

Sarah Jackson
Pray Ottawa Lead
City on our Knees Team Lead

Fasting – Nahia’s post

Over the years, I have learned about the many benefits, do’s and don’ts of fasting. I am still learning. I share with you what I have learned in the hope that you too will make fasting as a lifestyle as well. In the Scriptures, there are many verses that speak about...

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Fasting – Doug’s post

I always thought you had to have a special ability from God to be able to pray more than just “regular” prayers. Some people could and others of us were rather mystified as to how they did it. This was certainly my perspective until I began to follow the nudging of...

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Fasting – Gabe’s post

Fasting: Living on Spiritual Food Fasting is a spiritual discipline. It is, one might say, a “secret” long lost to the body of Christ. It is taught throughout the Bible and Jesus taught its importance as well (Matt. 6:16-18, Mark 9:29). Often in the Old Testament...

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