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