Oct 6, 2020
Fasting | 7 of 8 of Spiritual Formation
Fasting is not a burden but a gift to be received—something we get to do, not have to do. In this class session, I make the case for fasting primarily as a means to connect with God to show him our desperation. Hear the story of how I fasted at age 6 without giving my family warning, but more importantly what the Bible says about fasting. We take a high-level view of fasting as we survey the Old Testament examples, asking the question: What purpose for fasting ties all these together? Esther, Elijah, Moses, David, and the nation of Israel as a whole. But the main focus is on the life and teachings of Jesus about fasting.
Learning to fast can lead to breakthroughs unlike anything else in your relationship with God. Jesus did it, and as his disciples, we can do it too. Learn why fasting is important, what it does, and how to do it in today’s class session.
Recommended HIM Publications resource: Revival Starts Here: A Short Conversation on Prayer, Fasting, and Revival for Be…