Welcome to this amazing 21-day journey of fasting and prayer!
When Jesus walked this earth, He taught His disciples the principles of the Kingdom. Specifically, in Matthew 6, He provided a pattern to live as a child of God, including:
1. Giving 2. Praying 3. Fasting
First, let me encourage you to establish a place and time where you can pray daily. Prayer is critical during the fast to hear what God is saying to you.
Second, let the type of your fast be determined between you and God. Fasting is more than abstaining from certain foods. Fasting is about drawing closer to the Lord. You may feel led to go on a full fast, in which you only drink liquids for a certain number of days, or a partial fast, which involves giving up particular foods and drinks for an extended period.
Regardless of the fast you choose, don’t let the legalistic aspects of it diminish your relational closeness with the Lord. He knows your heart. Fasting is a method to experience deeper intimacy with Him.
There may be days when your heart is prompted to deep times of prayer. There will also be times when your energy is sapped, and you struggle to pray at all. Don't condemn yourself. God sees your sacrifice. As David stated, “Deep calls unto deep” (Psalm 42:7, NKJV). David was fasting when he wrote that. His hunger and thirst for God were greater than his natural desire for food. As a result, he reached a place where he could cry out from the depths of his spirit to the depths of God.
Once you’ve experienced that kind of intimacy with God and the countless rewards and blessings that follow, you won't be the same!
21-Day Fasting Journey with Jentezen Franklin