Thursday, August 17, 2006

The Discipline Of Fasting

A number of friends, after knowing that I am going to take part in the 40 hour famine, asked me what fasting involves. So I thought I would write a little entry on the discipline of fasting, and my own experience on it.

Fasting is the abstaining from food for spiritual purposes. Jesus’ teaching on fasting is related to his teaching on giving and praying. Fasting must centre on God, with our eye singly fixed on Him. Jesus cares for the poor and marginalised, and so should we! My experience in terms of fasting has been that each time I do it, God always gives me a renewed sense of conviction to serve Him and His people as I spend time in prayers. So prayers and fasting do go together, and God honours that!

Every time when I fast and pray, I sense an intimate closeness with Christ and feel an increased effectiveness in intercessory prayer and concentration. I believe the discipline of fasting can transform us into Christ likeness as well.


audrey` said...

Well done, sis!

Kitty Cheng said...

Thanks Audrey! :)

Godwyn Lim said...

It's great to fast & pray isn't it? Feeling upclose & personal with Jesus:-)

Have a good weekend ahead. God Bless!

Kitty Cheng said...

Godwyn, yes it's true that each time I fast and pray I feel upclose and person with Jesus!

audrey` said...

Yes! It's always so refreshing to fast and pray. Just to spend some quality time with our Heavenly Father alone.
Praise Him!

Kitty Cheng said...