Thursday, March 11, 2010

How Long?

So you've picked your thing to fast.
You've decided how you're going to spend time with God during the fast.

Now...  How long do I have to fast?!

"It's interesting that Jesus gives us no command regarding how often or how long we should fast.  Just like all the other Spiritual Disciplines, fasting is not to be a legalistic routine.  It is a privilege and an opportunity to seek God's grace that is open to us as often as we desire.

"How long should we fast?  It's up to you and the leadership of the Holy Spirit."
--Donald Whitney, "Spiritual Disciplines for the Christian Life"

Good news!  It's up to you and the Holy Spirit!

You may fast a day, a half-day, a week, a month, a season...  It's all up to you - no one else can tell you what to do.  So, yes, it's another piece to decide on before you start - but so cool that it's your decision!

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