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Boscoe Jenkins

My first fast...

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I will begnning my first Fast & prayer tomorrow. Im nervous because the last time i did this i didnt take it seriously like i should have. There is something going on with my attitude its ugly, and im too prideful to change it on my own. I recently started going back to church & ive been doing well at staying devoted to this being that im not devoted to much. There are times when i dont absorb the lesson like i should but it doesnt stop me from going. Thats when i need to be there the most. I feel that theres something in me that needs to be torn down & i need to seek gods presence. Im not expeting this to be easy i will be fasting for two days maybe even three days. Are there any pointers that anyone would have that may help me to remain focused??

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I'd say don't turn fasting into works. By which I mean don't make it into condition for God to love you more, or bless you more or anything like that. He already loves you full blast and our fasting or non fasting will never change that.
We fast to shut out our flesh and to get quiet before Him so we can hear Him better. He never stops loving, guiding, blessing us whether we fast or not.
I used to be so full of fear of accidentally eating something that I was not supposed to during fast, so I was paying all my attention and most of my thinking on food (or not eating, watching that I don't "slip" accidentally). That completely messed up the whole point of fasting. I turned it into works and instead of being quiet and listening to Him, I managed to turn all my attention back on me :-)

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