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I Fast and Pray with no Results

Updated on December 4, 2017

Do you find yourself after a good fast only feeling spiritual growth? You do what you're taught. However, never getting the results you seek. Well. There could be a number of reasons you're not achieving what you're seeking. When you fast and pray it has to be done right. Now I bet you say ... how do I fast and pray right? There's only one way? No. Fasting can be done in all forms of fashions. Still, to achieve the greatest potential let's go through a few steps.

Step One Keep Quiet

The Bible tells us to fast and pray and keep it to ourselves. Not expressing it to impress others or searching for sympathy or praise. Listen to what the Gospel reads:

Matthew 6:16

Moreover when ye fast, be not, as the hypocrites, of a sad countenance: for they disfigure their faces, that they may appear unto men to fast. Verily I say unto you, They have their reward.


Step Two Make a Vow

Make up your mind how long you plan to fast and pray then, make that vow to God. Please, never make a vow you're not willing to keep. Most important ... never believe, you can only pay a vow with money. There are numerous ways of vowing. Although if you don't commit it's the same as ... telling a lie to God.

Ecclesiastes 5: 4-5

When thou vowest a vow unto God, defer not to pay it; for he hath no pleasure in fools: pay that which thou hast vowed. Better is it that thou shouldest not vow, than that thou shouldest vow and not pay.


Step Three It's not Just Food

Fasting doesn't always mean food. It has to be something you enjoy doing. Our human needs can show up, in all types of packaging. It very well could be ... Sleeping, watching TV, searching the internet, cooking, even gambling. Yes. Anything that we love doing in the "Flesh". When you fast & pray that's fathers time. You're making that flesh take a back seat to him. Which leaves room for wisdom and God looks forward to sharing his with us. This is where prayer comes in.

Prayer is your focal point. We pray as we speak. That's why this is the best time to study the Bible. All of sudden God's "Word" becomes natural to you. Even if you read one scripture a day you would be surprised how much wisdom you'd achieve. Yes. Father God will speak as long as we listen. Only you ... know how much time to spend with him.


Enjoy Your Blessing

Try these steps and get your breakthrough. Always know ... There's nothing too complicated for God. Keep in mind, he's in control of all life blessings. If you don't receive what you seek. It just might not be your season.

God bless.

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    • cherylvance profile imageAUTHOR

      Cheryl Vance 

      8 months ago from Dallas, Texas

      Great! Come back and share your results ...

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      chris 

      3 years ago

      Good point. Will try this.

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