“How can I know all the sins lurking in my heart? Cleanse me from these hidden faults.”Psalms 19:12 NLT
We set out to engage in the task of complete house cleaning as soon as the Spring season arrives. We turn upside down every nook of the carpets, clean up the window sills, shakes off the dust from the cushion chairs, remove the winter heavy curtains and replace it with lighter, brighter ones. Afterward, we set about planting flowers and fruits.
In similar manner, a Christian requires seasonal purging. If we could expire to these extra lengths to prove the arrival of this floral period, why can’t we do the same thing over our spiritual life?
Physical food is for the stomach just as prayer is a spiritual food. Nevertheless, FASTING is a vital component of extreme spiritual cleansing. A Christian must engage in occasional fasting; to consecrate a solid day, at least once a week, to renew his loyalty to God and to hear more from Him. Fasting does more than thorough purging. It prevents the heart from backsliding. Supplicant is an everyday and most importantly, every moment ritual. Even so, fasting is powerful than prayer. To many, fasting may seem like an accompanying service that backs up our petition. It is indeed the opposite. During His early mission, Jesus fasted forty days and nights to purge His body, and be ready in the macrocosm. Many powerful men in the Bible fasted ahead of their service.
Let every devoted Christian comes forward and signs up to a once-a-week divine cleansing through fasting. It is a MUST.