3 Truths For Fasting
Truth #1 We can fast from good things other than food.
Fasting for spiritual purposes include:
ministering to the needs of others (Isaiah 58:3-7)
overcoming temptation and dedicating yourself to the Lord (Matthew 4:1-11)
expressing love and worship to God (Luke 2:37)
"Fasting can be an expression of finding your greatest pleasure and enjoyment in life from God." - Donald Whitney , Spiritual Disciplines for the Christian Life
Truth #2 Jesus assumes believers will fast.
Truth #3 Fasting puts an edge on believer's feelings.
Fasting helps focus our feelings and expressions toward God in prayer.
Fasting is saying with our whole bodies what prayer says with the heart: "I long to be satisfied with God alone!"