What importance does fasting play in your spiritual life? Do you currently have situations where you need to hear from God? What are you doing to refocus on Him or to hear His voice?
Today, pray and ask God if there is something He wants you to fast from in preparation for 8/28.
MLK Pledge - #9:
Strive to be in good spiritual and bodily health.
“If your prayers remain unanswered, start fasting” - Sunday Adelaja
“The flesh resists this daily humiliation, first by a frontal attack, and later by hiding itself under the words of the spirit (i.e. in the name of 'evangelical liberty'). We claim liberty from all legal compulsion, from self-martyrdom and mortification, and play this off against the proper evangelical use of discipline and asceticism; we thus excuse our self-indulgence and irregularity in prayer, in meditation and in our bodily life. But the contrast between our behavior and the word of Jesus is all too painfully evident. We forget that discipleship means estrangement from the world, and we forget the real joy and freedom which are the outcome of a devout rule of life. As soon as a Christian recognizes that he has failed in his service, that his readiness has become feeble, and that he has sinned against another's life and become guilty of another's guilt, that all his joy in God has vanished and that his capacity for prayer has quite gone, it is high time for him to launch an assault upon the flesh, and prepare for better service by fasting and prayer (Luke 2:37; 4:2: Mark 9:29; 1 Cor. 7:5).” - Dietrich Bonhoeffer, “The Cost of Discipleship”
Have you fallen behind on the challenge? Catch up on what you missed here.