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What is the purpose of fasting (religious not dieting)? Have your ever done so? If so, describe.


What is the purpose of fasting (we're talking religion not dieting)? Please, if you have Biblical sources, list them. Have you ever fasted? If so, how (did you go water only, did you do it for 7 days, did you eat only veggies or just water/protein shakes)? After fasting, did you feel that it made an impact on your spiritual or personal life? I am very interested in this topic and look forward to hearing and learning more about it.

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Best Answer Sid Kemp (SidKemp) says

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    philli 4 years ago

    Wow. Thank you for the thorough answer. I like the idea of the monofast. Seven days with only water seemed very daunting to me. I had read up on the starting and stopping and knew that I would have to stop over the course of a day or so, easing out.


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    philli 4 years ago

    Thanks for your personal insight. I hadn't thought about using the fast as a time to forgive and start a clean slate. This is a great answer. Thanks so much!

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    philli 4 years ago

    I could see how having fasted would give us a new appreciation for food. I know that the money spent on my food is hard-won but I often don't consider it once it is home and in the pantry. BTW, what does the Moon Dance entail?

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    philli 4 years ago

    It's great that you use a daily fast as a reminder about your beliefs. I have never fasted food/water. I have given up something I enjoyed. I was addicted to soda and originally was supposed to give it up for a week, but I ended up doing it a year.


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    philli 4 years ago

    WHEN you fast, not if...thanks for your contribution to this topic! I'm enjoying all of these enlightening answers.

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    philli 4 years ago

    Thanks for the response. This week is a church wide fast where I worship...Our pastor left it open (do or don't...our choice). and gave us all packets of info. I think that the Daniel fast (veggies) appealed to me since I've never attempted a fast.

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