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How Do I Fast?

Let’s talk about how to fast – from getting started, to staying strong in the middle, and to completing your fast.

Beginning: Pray, pray, pray, pray, pray. Fasting is simple – but it is not easy. It’s amazing how quickly our flesh reacts when it doesn’t get what it wants. You must start your fast by spending time with the Lord. If you are doing a longer fast, start each morning and end each night with prayer and worship.

Middle: When you start to get hungry, use that as a sign to pray, read, or worship. Also, take a walk or do some light aerobics, trusting the Lord to provide you with the strength. If you accidentally eat something – don’t quit. Just jump back into your fast.

Ending your fast: End your fast slowly. Depending on the length of your fast, your body might not be prepared for a large intake of food. Start with small portions of food that will be gentle on your digestive system. When my husband did his 10 day fasts, he first drank some bone broth, which is highly nutritious and easy to digest. When he made sure his stomach could handle it, he ate sauerkraut. Fermented foods are a natural source of probiotics so they will help your body prepare for more food. Then he ate avocado which is a food you can eat small amounts of yet feel full.

The last thing about ending a fast is that you should end it expecting results.

Remember these verses:

Matthew 7:8 or everyone who asks receives, and he who seeks finds, and to him who knocks it will be opened.

James 1:5 But if any of you lacks wisdom, let him ask of God, who gives to all generously and without reproach, and it will be given to him.

John 15:7 If you abide in Me, and My words abide in you, ask whatever you wish, and it will be done for you.

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