God said to Israel in Psalm 50:12, "If I were hungry, I would not tell you; for the world is Mine, and all its fullness (NKJV)." God owns the cattle on a thousand hills. He doesn't need our routines. He doesn't savor heartless activity. True worship that comes from our hearts is what He desires and deserves.
The reason I share this is because fasting is a constant means of renewing yourself spiritually. The discipline of fasting breaks you out of the world's routine. It is a form of worship—offering your body to God as a living sacrifice is holy and pleasing to God (Romans 12:1). The discipline of fasting will humble you, remind you of your dependency on God, and bring you back to your first love. It causes the roots of your relationship with Jesus to go deeper.
• There are dimensions of our glorious King that will never be revealed to the casual, disinterested worshiper.
• There are walls of intercession that will never be scaled by dispassionate religious service.
• There are secrets to be revealed about Himself, His plans, and His desires for you that must be sought after.
When you are truly hungry for God in fasting and prayer, you will push past the customs and push over the rituals—and you won't leave His presence hungry!
21-Day Fasting Journey with Jentezen Franklin