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October 16, 2008


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Janet Leman

Thanks for writing about this...I have been following your blog for a little while and am so encouraged by the things, sites you post and the convictions you write about.

I too am being convicted about the discipline of fasting. I have a little one now that I am nursing, but know that it is something I need to seriously work on. Not as a rule or a legalistic thing, but there is blessing in it, isn't there...even just for the opportunity for the HS to lay upon my heart things that I would otherwise not take the time to listen to or heed.



Heather (Paulsen) Patenaude

Great post! Fasting is so easy to forget to do because eating is just so much a part of our normal pattern.

God has used fasting in my life in some major ways. One book which I've always read when doing an extended fast is: A Hunger for God by John Piper.

Thanks for posting about this topic.


Thank you! Just yesterday I was thinking about fasting and praying for the presidential election. I'm going to download the chapter that you recommended now.


I enjoyed this post on fasting. It seems to be lost in our culture somewhat, but I believe it to be a vital part of our prayer life.

Because we live in an indulgent culture, we do not think to sacrifice even a little bit for the cause of Christ. The spiritual rewards of fasting and prayer far exceed the small physical sacrifice required.


I just finished a week of doing a "Daniel fast". It wasn't fun, but that's not what it's about. I have gotten some answers and made progress on some issues that I had been praying about for a long time. I missed out on the food for two birthday celebrations. Talk about making a sacrifice!!! I'm sure that God honored my willingness to seek His will/direction and not my own.

It is a great reminder for all of us to not seek ourselves.

As a tender warrior, I must say, "whatever it takes."


Thanks for writing about fasting. I've been feeling that I should begin practicing this spiritual discipline. I really appreciate the link to the chapter about fasting.

Melissa H.

I am amazed by how many do not fast. It is what Jesus did while on earth and it is an awesome experience (outside the hunger pains). I felt led by God to fast two days instead of my normal one day. I can't imagine 40 days. Whoa.

I find it increases my listening to God. It also tends to help my prayer life. I am hopeful that the next prez will be blessed by God to handle the quagmire that is going to be handed to him. I have good solid Christian brothers and sisters voting for each candidate.

That said..I myself have already voted and my vote went the way of the Gianna Jensens of the world.

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