“NOW, THEREFORE,” SAYS THE LORD, “TURN TO ME WITH ALL YOUR HEART, WITH FASTING, WITH WEEPING, AND WITH MOURNING.” JOEL 2:12, NKJV
Recently, we read something in a book by a successful businessman. He made this observation when he needed fresh vision for his work:
“A change of pace plus a change of place equals a change of perspective.”
We realised that’s exactly what’s happened every time God did something in our life. Those three things happened in succession:
1. A change of pace.
2. A change of place.
3. A change of perspective.
Fasting is a powerful tool you and I have at our disposal to experience those three things in our lives.
Fasting makes the resolute declaration, “This set amount of days is going to be different. When I get hungry or want something to eat, I’m going to remember why I’m fasting and draw closer to God.”
Fasting can’t help but break up routine, giving God space to do what only He can do—release His hope, freedom, grace, and transformative power in every area of our lives.
What is God speaking to you today?