THANKS so much!!!

smile_orangutanI can’t tell you how much I appreciate all of the fasting feedback!!  I’m using lots of the insights personally in fasting, so thank you LOADS for helping me grow in God by sharing your thoughts & experiences!  If you haven’t left a comment yet, please do – even if you don’t think you have much to say (something is better than nothing). 

Also, do you have any books or additional websites you’d recommend for fasting?  Please leave any ideas you have in a comment, as I’m trying to be pretty thorough. 

Again, thanks so much for your help & keep it coming! 🙂

4 thoughts on “THANKS so much!!!

  1. As far as I can tell, there were different reasons for fasting:
    • Fasting in times of conflict (Judges 20:26)
    • Fasting as on the day of atonement
    • Fasting as a regular practice of centering one’s self on God.
    (Habitual)
    • Fasting in times of Bereavement

    So were there times in the Bible where a group of people or a single person fasted to attain a specific effect or outcome in something?

  2. http://www.jentezenfranklin.org/fasting/

    Excerpt from Jentezen Franklin’s website:

    I want to encourage you to target your prayers during the fast. Two specific areas we will be focusing on together are leadership and finances. The Bible instructs us to continually pray for our leaders. “I exhort therefore, that, first of all, supplications, prayers, intercessions, and giving of thanks, be made for all men; For kings, and for all that are in authority; that we may lead a quiet and peaceable life in all godliness and honesty” (1 Timothy 2:1-2).

    When you look at this scripture closely, you will find there is a great benefit promised to us if we will seek God’s will on behalf of our leaders. Our prayers can open the door for us to “lead a quiet and peaceable life in all godliness and honesty.” When we lift up our leaders, here in the United States and around the world, we can expect God’s peace in our lives and in our nation.

    Another great promise, from the book of Isaiah, proclaims that the chosen fast will “undo the heavy burdens and let the oppressed go free.” We are living in tough economic times and I know that so many people are under a financial burden. As we come together to fast and pray, I am believing that your burdens will be lifted and that financial blessings will be released into your life!

    GOD’s word says in Luke 5:35, when the bridegroom be taken away from them then shall they fast. Fasting and Prayer should be a normal part of a Christian’s life. How often, well that is between you and GOD.

    What is fasting again and why are we doing it? Fasting is abstaining from food for spiritual purposes. It is mentioned all over the bible. The first instance of a voluntary fast is that of David when he refused to eat during the sickness of his child (2 Sa. 12:22). Also Jesus said some come out only through Prayer and Fasting (Mark 9:29). The story of Esther and her people fasting before she went to see the King (Esther 4:16). Here are some other scriptural references: (2 Chr 20:3, Ez. 8:21; Ne. 9:1, Ps. 69:10, Da. 6:18, 9:3).

    Remember to set aside a special and specific time of Prayer during your fast. You may also want to keep a journal during the fast to write down answered prayers, trials, prophetic words, and scriptures that GOD leads you to and anything else that happens. It is so nice to look back at it and see what GOD has done.

    If you have specific prayer needs that you would like us to touch and agree with please feel free to send us your specific prayer list and we will pray in agreement with you.

    Please let us know if you are joining us, I will be sending out emails of encouragement during the 21 days.

    Here are the scriptures that GOD put in our heart to share:

    Matthew 6:33 (KJV)
    33 But seek ye first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you.

    Read Matthew 17:14-21 where Jesus Heals the epileptic
    Read Mark 9:14-29 where Jesus casts forth a deaf & dumb spirit

  3. Sarah I want to share my fasting experience that absoultely changed my life. 2 years ago @ ORCC we went on a 21 day fast. I had felt that I needed to set my mornings totally dedicated to the Lord. This included no tv, not computer…yikes….no phone calls…abousltely no distrubances…Jesus had my full attention.
    Because of this I can’t explain in words the presence of the Lord was so deep and strong. I dug into the word of God like never before. I experience a deep love for the Bible, and I was getting such a revelation on why we need to be in the word. I was understanding this is where our hope comes from.
    I have a friend that so totally supported me in this decision, she has said from time to time ….the time of fasting totally changed your life didn’t it? It so did. And I still see fruit of that fast in my daily life today. God so surrounded me with His Love and presence…just a sweet time with Him.
    Can’t say enough about consecrating special time with Him and giving up the things that are pulling us away from Him, or getting us sidetracked. Praise The Lord for His Goodness and Faithfulnesss!
    Jill Dorrough

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