A couple of days ago we learned that God’s word will nourish us. Yesterday we learned that doing God’s will sustains us. Today, let us dig a little deeper and discover that fasting teaches us that Jesus Himself sustains us. In John 6:43-48, the Bible reads, “Jesus therefore answered and said unto them, Murmur not among yourselves. No man can come to me, except the Father which hath sent me draw him: and I will raise him up at the last day. It is written in the prophets, and they shall be all taught of God. Every man therefore that hath heard, and hath learned of the Father, cometh unto me. Not that any man hath seen the Father, save he which is of God, he hath seen the Father. Verily, verily, I say unto you, He that believeth on me hath everlasting life. I am that bread of life.Your fathers did eat manna in the wilderness and are dead. This is the bread which cometh down from heaven, that a man may eat thereof, and not die. I am the living bread which came down from heaven: if any man eat of this bread, he shall live for ever: and the bread that I will give is my flesh, which I will give for the life of the world.”
Fasting positions you to ingest the necessary things to have a full and healthy spiritual life. When you fast when you feast on Jesus. When we feast on Jesus instead of feasting on things that are temporal, it will lead us to life and life more abundantly. Jesus wants to feed us instead of the things of the world providing for us. After all, He is the bread of life.
Let’s challenge ourselves during this season! During these twenty days of fasting, don’t forget to spend time today reading the Bible, worshipping God in your private time, serving in our church and your community. And set aside that dollar for every member of your family so when we break the fast together on Sunday, January 26th each member of your family will be able to sow in that offering. We will close our 20:20 fast with a worship night for family and friends that Sunday evening. We are anticipating what God is going to do in us and through us during these twenty days.