Fasting Thought Of The Day

Fasting is what happens in the Bible when Israelites and Christians prayinghands.jpgsurrender the entire person — heart, soul, mind, spirit and body — to God. It is the inevitable bodily manifestation of a unified person offering herself or himself to God.  When we make it a technique, we shift it into spirituality.

My claim is that the spiritual person in the Bible fasted; fasting did not make the person spiritual. The spiritual person’s prayers, etc, were answered — not because they fasted but because they laid themselves out before God totally and the body of a spiritual person fasted. A person feasting on God himself is not hungry for anything else. Fasting did not make the feast; the feast made the fasting.

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