Charles Stanley - The Powerful Practice of Fasting
Fasting is one of the spiritual disciplines that believers often overlook, largely because we don't understand it. In The Powerful Practice of Fasting, Dr. Stanley not only explains why we fast, but how we are to fast, and it's not just from food. Don't overlook this life changing discipline!
Fasting can be carried out in several ways: going without food, eliminating activities, or forgoing sleep in order to seek the Lord. The intent is always to pray without disturbances so we can focus fully on the Lord.
Have you avoided fasting because it appears too hard or confusing? Think instead about the joy you will experience from having deeper communion with your loving heavenly Father, and then step out in faith. Giving the Lord your undivided attention for a period of time can deepen your relationship with Him.
Fasting is a spiritual discipline that helps us center our attention on the Lord and discover His will so we may act according to it. People fast in different ways: some abstain from food while others refrain from various activities. The period of time can vary as well. But the focus in each case is to be the same—to seek God and know His will.