Fasting – part 3
This month, I’m encouraging our church to skip one meal each week. Hopefully by now, you’ve tried it. If not, find a “fasting buddy” who can hold you accountable. Schedule a time to fast at the same time. Text each other as encouragement. As you do, Richard Foster suggests the following scriptures that encourage us to fast.
Isaiah 58 challenges to use fasting as part of an obedient relationship to God.
Zechariah 7:5-6 addresses the motives of fasting.
Matthew 4:1-4 shows us how Jesus used fasting.
Matthew 6:16-18 instructs us how to fast quietly not publicly.
Acts 13:1-3 is for group fasting.
Galatians 5:13 shows us how fasting can motivate us to serve with love.
What other scriptures do you use to help you fast?