Biblical Fasting 101

Thanks for taking a minute to stop by and explore more about fasting. Below you will find helpful hints to kickstart your fasting journey. Scroll down to see more!

What is Biblical Fasting?

Simply put, biblical fasting is refraining from food for a spiritual purpose. This "purpose" is to press into the presence of the Lord greater than ever before. During fasting, we replace our meal times with a time of worship/devotion to God. When we discipline our bodies to come into alignment with our spirit, we begin to see God and His Presence revealed in our everyday life in all situations. In return, fasting brings a much deeper relationship with God than ever experienced.

Does the Bible talk about Fasting?

The short answer is yes, the Bible talks about fasting. Matthew 6:16 says, "When you fast..." Meaning that Fasting is not an "if" statement, but a "when" statement. Fasting is not presented as optional. We should be fasting throughout each year multiple times either corporately or privately as we are obediently being led by the Lord. Some scriptures have been listed below with further detail on fasting.

Matthew 6:16-18

Joel 2:12-13

Daniel 10

exodus 34:28

Matthew 4:1-11

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