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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.

Thanks,

Janet

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.

KS

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.

Keri

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.

Fritz

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."

Jessica

Hi,
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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