Fasting is a Game Changer!
Jesus says to the disciples in Matthew 17:20-21, “Because of your [e]unbelief; for assuredly, I say to you, if you have faith as a mustard seed, you will say to this mountain, ‘Move from here to there,’ and it will move; and nothing will be impossible for you. 21 [f]However, this kind does not go out except by prayer and fasting.”
In any relationship, good communication is the secret sauce to keep people connected and the same is true of your relationship with God. He is honored when you share bold and specific prayers, no matter how small or big you think they are. Prayer connects you with God while fasting disconnects you from the world. Fasting weakens your flesh, awakens your spirit and will accelerate your relationship with God. Fasting allows you to humble yourself, your soul, before God by denying yourself something that every day you’re having to say no to and yes to God.
We are going to see God do remarkable things throughout the church as a response to us humbling ourselves and committing to prayer. Spending 21 days in prayer and fasting will reverse the effect of the world on you, will ratchet up your prayer life and allow you to hone in on your connection with God.
Matthew 6:16-18, Matthew 9:14-15, Matthew 17:14-21, Luke 18: 9-14, Acts 27:33-37, Nehemiah 9:1-3