So I wrote that blog and saved it under drafts instead of publishing it. I don’t know if that makes sense, but that’s why it is up today instead of 2 days ago. Kinda embarrassing.. ANYWAY…
I have studied fasting in a somewhat obsessive fashion. Almost every time that fasting is mentioned in the bible, there is some horrible thing that has happened and the people don’t know what to do. So they turn to God. They put on sackcloth. Now I had always read that they did, but I wasn’t sure what exactly that was. So I did some research. Apparently sackcloth’s are made from black goat’s hair. [This is also the reason that we wear black to funerals now.] Most of the time when people would fast it was because they were mourning something. But these days we also use fasting to get some of the things that we put above God out of the way so we can focus on his will for our lives. And, I mean, who doesn’t want to know what God wants from them. Thats why the Purpose Driven Life sold so many copies. People want to know what the meaning of life is, and as Christians we know that the meaning comes from God.
I really encourage everyone to fast. If nothing else, it will let you appreciate what you have in your life.<3