I dare you to Fast for 3 days.
Why do I dare you to fast for 3 days… because fasting is one of the most powerful spiritual disciplines that can literally change our lives… sadly however it is one of the most neglected.
All the good reasons to fast have the same ultimate reason… which is to align our heart with God’s heart. The first step for any kind of fast is to declare our purpose. Fasting can’t be done casually… because there isn’t any spiritual benefit in simply not eating… so don’t fast just because I dared you to… that would be… well, stupid.
But if you are going to fast… here are a few.
To be like Jesus (Matthew 4:1–17; Luke 4:1–13)
To obtain spiritual purity (Isaiah. 58:5–7)
To repent from sins ( John. 3:8)
To mourn for the dead (1 Sam. 31:13)
To request God’s help in times of crisis and calamity (Nehemiah. 1:4–11)
To strengthen prayer (Matthew. 17:21; Mark 9:17–29; Acts 10:30; 1 Corinthians 7:5)
We don’t fast to twist God’s arm into doing what we want. That’s foolish. God is not a genie who will grant us whatever we wish. Our reasons for fasting are for our own humility. Fasting isn’t about changing God… it’s about changing us.
When I have fasted, I have discovered…I pray more intently… I am more receptive to God’s guidance… I am more humble… I love others better… and I sense spiritual reality more than the physical world.
This of course is just a dare. I’m challenging you to fast for 3 days… because I believe it can change our lives.
I’ve given you only the WHY… I’ve not given you the WHAT, WHEN, and HOW. I will trust if you are going to fast… that you will research the rest.