This week Pastor Trey challenged us to add our 3rd and final Spiritual Discipline-Fasting. Every day this week, you’ll receive an email with a Bible Passage about fasting and some resources to help you decide if and when you’d like to try a fast.
The goal of fasting is to remove distractions so we can focus more clearly on who God is and what He may be speaking to you. This can be fasting from food, entertainment or social media. It may mean giving up soda, TV, or a meal. Fasting looks different for everybody and should be prayed about.
This week along with reading your Bible and praying, ask God how you can hear Him more clearly and do it! Share your results or thoughts at the bottom of this page!
Social Media or Entertainment Fast
This fast is a great intro for somebody who doesn’t have much experience fasting food, who has health issues that prevent them from fasting food, or who wish to refocus certain areas of their life that are out of balance. For instance, someone might select to abstain from using social media or watching television for the duration of the fast, and then choose to carefully bring that element back into their life in an orderly fashion at the conclusion of the fast.
This is a great discipline that will not only help you focus on God, but also stops the ugly comparison trap. Comparing your life to somebody’s highlight reel leaves us distracted and discontent. Consider adding this into your weekly routine and see how it works for you!