Fasting for Beginners

So, you’ve never fasted for spiritual reasons before. You read your Bible. You give faithfully. You pray. You serve. But fasting is another issue. You have to begin somewhere. If you’re unfamiliar with fasting, read this.

This article was written by David Mathis of Desiring God Ministries.

Chances are you are among the massive majority of Christians who rarely or never fast. It’s not because we haven’t read our Bibles or sat under faithful preaching or heard about the power of fasting, or even that we don’t genuinely want to do it. We just never actually get around to putting down the fork.

Part of it may be that we live in a society in which food is so ubiquitous that we eat not only when we don’t need to, but sometimes even when we don’t want to. We eat to share a meal with others, to build or grow relationships (good reasons), or just as a distraction from responsibility.

And of course, there are our own cravings and aches for comfort that keep us from the discomfort of fasting.

Read the rest of David’s article here, http://www.desiringgod.org/articles/fasting-for-beginners