Posts with the tag “fasting”

Can We Tell Others We Are Fasting?
by Brian Boswell on January 4th, 2024
“And when you fast, do not look gloomy like the hypocrites, for they disfigure their faces that their fasting may be seen by others. Truly, I say to you, they have received their reward. But when you fast, anoint your head and wash your face, that your fasting may not be seen by others but by your Father who is in secret. And your Father who sees in secret will reward you.”Matthew 6:16-18One of th...  Read More
Fasting For Change
by Brian Boswell on January 3rd, 2024
“Behold, you fast only to quarrel and to fight and to hit with a wicked fist. Fasting like yours this day will not make your voice to be heard on high.”Isaiah 58:4Many of us will enter into a fast hoping to see something change in the world. When we start to fast, our prayer list might grow. We might long to see change in politics or in communities or even in our own neighborhood. These prayers ar...  Read More
Humble Yourself With Fasting
by Brian Boswell on January 2nd, 2024
“For zeal for your house has consumed me, and the reproaches of those who reproach you have fallen on me. When I wept and humbled my soul with fasting, it became my reproach.”Psalm 69:9-10A call to fast, is a call to humble yourself. Pride is one of the primary enemies of the Christian soul. Pride says things like, “I don’t need to do this…” or “this is something for others to do, not me.” Pride p...  Read More
A Call To Fast
by Brian Boswell on December 28th, 2023
“And there was a prophetess, Anna, the daughter of Phanuel, of the tribe of Asher. She was advanced in years, having lived with her husband seven years from when she was a virgin, and then as a widow until she was eighty-four. She did not depart from the temple, worshiping with fasting and prayer night and day. And coming up at that very hour she began to give thanks to God and to speak of him to ...  Read More