How should I deal with people who don’t understand why I am fasting? - Day 13
Welcome to Day 13 of the 21-Day fast! You are about 2/3rds of the way there and there is no stopping or turning back now. Keep praying, keep worshipping, keep believing, and keep focusing on your Heavenly Father to guide you through what is an incredible journey.
How should I deal with people who don’t understand why I am fasting?
Many people do not understand biblical fasting at all and don’t really want to. Comfort seems to rule our society and breaking out of the norm is not in many ways conducive to our lives. We like to live safe comfortable lives without stepping out into the unknown. One of the best ways to handle them is to simply not advertise that you are fasting in the first place. It isn’t necessary if you really think about it. Fasting is between you and your Heavenly Father. It is about drawing closer to Him. It is worshipping the Lord with all your spirit, soul, and body (1Th. 5:23). If we can fast with total focus on Christ we experience the Lord at a whole new level. It is our importance in seeking the Lord that is our focus and this is what really matters. A more meaningful personal relationship with Him will bless you in more ways than you will ever know. As you do spend time fasting, praying and reading His word, wait on Him and be sensitive to His still small voice. Seek to be conscious of his presence and walk with Him. It will be the most important relationship you will ever have. The Bible explains how you should act during a fast:
Moreover when you fast, do not be like the hypocrites, with a sad countenance. For they disfigure their faces that they may appear to men to be fasting. Assuredly I say to you, they will have their reward. But you, when you fast, anoint your head and wash your face, so that you do not appear to men to be fasting, but to your Father who is in the secret place; and your Father who sees in secret will reward you openly.
— Matthew 6: 16-18 NKJV
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