Everything in life has a purpose and meaning. Purpose, by definition, is “the reason for which something is done”. In other words, it’s why we do what we do. Fasting has a purpose. FASTING IS DESIGNED TO INTENSIFY OUR DEPENDENCE ON GOD BY WEAKENING OUR DEPENDENCE ON FOOD AND OTHER THINGS. Richard Foster says “More than any other discipline, fasting reveals the things that control us.”
When you fast, consecrate and deny yourself of your daily routine or practices, it shows you how much you have become addicted to or dependent on certain things to fulfill desires in either a positive way or negative way. So many times we depend on natural things instead of depending on God and His Word. Fasting resets our lives to crave or desire the right things to live a fulfilled life while on earth. Fasting reveals or makes clear once again our purpose. 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.