Fasting Tips

The goal of fasting is to draw nearer to God. Biblical fasting always has to do with eliminating distractions for a spiritual purpose; it hits the reset button of our soul and renews us from the inside out. It also enables us to celebrate the goodness and mercy of God and prepares our hearts for all the good things God desires to bring into our lives. Remember, your personal fast should present a level of challenge, but it is very important to know your body, your options, and, most importantly, to seek God in prayer and follow what the Holy Spirit leads you to do.

Partial Fast

Daniel 10:3, “I did not eat any tasty food, nor did meat or wine enter my mouth, nor did I use any ointment at all, until the entire three weeks were completed.” In this type of fast you give up a part of your regular diet for a time.

Complete Fast

Complete fast of half meals a day. Many people skip breakfast and or lunch then take dinner for their fast.

Total Food Fast

This often consists of only drinking water and juices for a fast. No food.

Total Fast

No food. Only water.

Fast Other Than Food

Many diabetics and others with eating disorders fast from a pleasure other than food. Television, movies, or a hobby while devoting themselves to prayer.

Set aside special times to pray even if it is only 5 minutes several times daily. Remember, fasting is not about earning things from Him, but learning things from Him.