My last two Bible studies Physical Health/Spiritual Health have included foods to to eat. Now I am preparing a study on fasting because of a request of one of the people I am studying with. I have fasted many times in my life for various reasons. What ever the reason was at the time it always included getting closer to God. Some I chose to do by my own choice, and others because I felt prompted by God to do so. There are many examples of fasting in the Bible. You can read the book of Daniel and Esther for a few examples. Jesus fasted for forty days after He was baptized by John the Baptist. Each fast had a purpose.
- Why have you fasted?
- What did you do to prepare for your fast?
- What did you learn from your fast?
- What are experiences you had while fasting?
- What advice would you offer to someone who has never fasted before?
I am looking forward to reading your answers, and sharing them with those I am having Bible studies with. I will also be sharing my own testimonies of when I have fasted.
I want to thank you in advance for taking time to participate in this study and sharing of knowledge in this area. I hope together we can help others as they are seeking knowledge on this topic.