Some more thoughts on fasting …
“So after they had fasted and prayed, they placed their hands on them and sent them off.”
Fasting strengthens prayer because it helps to focus more clearly on what we are seeking God for. It doesn’t bend his arm it helps to bend our knee.
Fasting makes us more receptive to understand what God is wanting from our life.
Fasting can best express to God the depth of our feelings. Fasting can express the grief and confession of our sin that words cannot.
Fasting is often used in the Bible story to seek protection from enemies or circumstances
Fasting can indicate a new season has begun.
Fasting is a physical expression of humility before God.
Fasting can be used to overcome trials and temptations.
Fasting expresses love and worship to God. It is an act of sheer devotion to God.