Prayer and Fasting

I figured out, by fasting (with prayer), why God asks us to fast. It is all about learning self control. If we can control so basic a need such as eating, we will be much better prepared to control our other cravings and desires. Like: anger, sexuality, selfishness, resentments. Fasting is a training ground from which we can derive some of the spiritual maturity that we all need.

VeronicaRose VeronicaRose
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3 Responses Feb 26, 2009

Very true - thanks for posting that!

You are so correct! :-)<br />
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Rom 8:6 For to be carnally minded is death; but to be spiritually minded is life and peace.<br />
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To live life outside the flesh and in the spirit of love is great! :-) You are a smart cookie! :-) (pardon the pun)

interesting point, i havent really thought of it like that b4. i always thought of it as fasting to try and get a revelation from God, which that may happen also, but as you said, for help us through other things instead of letting our flesh take hold.