Today is the first day of Shiloh’s annual three-day consecration. Ideally, this is the first day of a three-day fast. For this reason, it is important that we offer you a disclaimer. Persons taking medications should be mindful of their medical condition and use caution when fasting. Some medications require that you eat before taking them, and you should not take these medications without food on your stomach. There may be adverse effects to doing so. So please use wisdom as you proceed.
Yesterday, we mentioned an article by Dr. Bill Bright entitled, “Your Personal Guide to Prayer and Fasting” (http://www.ccci.org/training-and-growth/devotional-life/7-steps-to-fasting/01-personal-guide.htm). Today, we will be focusing on some tips about fasting throughout the course of your day.
- During your fast, the first day or two, you may feel irritable or weak. For this reason, it may be best to lighten your workload or laborious exercise. Our body uses food as energy and without food, we are less able to engage in physical exertion.
- Do not neglect the spiritual. The point of a fast is to abstain from physical sustenance and to feed the “spiritual man.” For this reason, we have to give ourselves to much prayer and bible reading.
- If your work schedule does not allow you to pray and read your bible, you can read during your breaks and meditate on scripture when you are not able to read. If your work permits, you can also spend time listening to Bible teachings, sermons, or Christian songs.
- The Discipline of Fasting (cumcconnect.org)