Post published by LonelyStrength

Hello everyone, tomorrow Ill be committing myself for 40 day fasting, Feb 26 through the April 5, I say this if anyone wants to join as well and you can fast on what ever things you want to, and have prayer and discussion, I also could use the help and support, Ill will make a forum in the christian group so look for it if you wanna join! thanks guys
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Looking4Freedom
God bless you during this time!
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frogs2345
I wish you luck and strength. Remember that God is your strength while your body is weak. Remember to pray and read scripture when you would normally be eating. Never forget that fasting is a way of honoring God and should be a joy as you rely on God's strength instead of your own.
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AdmiralSnakbar
Is a 40 day fast even possible? Or is this not a total fast. (In a total fast, you can't eat at all). Just wanted to get some clarification
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Looking4Freedom
@LonelyStrength I'll be joining you for the 40 days
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Looking4Freedom
@AdmiralSnakbar it's not a complete fast. The only two people I know who did a complete fast for 40 days were Moses and Jesus, and I think those were supernaturally sustained fasts because the body normally needs water within a 4-7 days I believe and food/nutrients within a month. Always consult your doctor on fasting if you have medical conditions.
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Looking4Freedom
@AdmiralSnakbar Some fast by giving up eating certain foods, or a meal during the day,TV, internet, marital relations (sex), etc. but fasting is not merely about giving up something (physical) but more intense spiritual activity with the goal to seek God deeper for direction, help, an expression of repentance, renewal, worship. It often includes prayer, reading the Bible, quiet times to listen to God. Maybe others have more to say about fasting.
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LonelyStrength
@frogs2345, this is a fasting of your choice, for example i'm fasting on pmo, coffee and sweets.
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Tao Jones
I highly recommend Willard's "Spirit of the Disciplines" and Foster's "Celebration of Discipline" for those interested to learn more about time-honored spiritual practices, incl. fasting. Periodic fasting is a practice commonly employed by many disciples around the world and throughout history. A very helpful discipline!
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@LonelyStrength I'll join you, can use the support also, I'll be sure to look for the forum
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