Even though I love food, which I properly acknowledge but when it comes to the period of fasting you may not agree whether I love food or not. I put it on base on the grace of God. Though The Redeemed Christian Church of God has been a great help on this. Days when we are told to fast in the first 100 days of the year and then you’re amazed at how God could help you submit your body to Him.
One of the intentions that may cause people to run from fasting is because they have some sort of revelation but truly this fasting really helps. I see in Ezra where fasting was commanded and then the purpose of the fasting was just so clear. This tells that fasting must have a purpose. I love the purpose of this fasting in this scripture.
Ezra 8:21 Then I proclaimed a fast there, at the river of Ahava, THAT WE MIGHT AFFLICT OURSELVES BEFORE OUR GOD, TO SEEK OF HIM A RIGHT WAY FOR US, and for our little ones, and for all our substance.
I love this purpose, the purpose was clear. To begin with, I love the word “to afflict ourselves before our God” and that’s it! It also says to seek Him a right way for us. The purpose for fasting put your mind to that thing and then you seek God for it. So, I can command a fasting for myself and my family to seek a right way for us! Glory to God! Don’t you think that’s a great one to fast for? For me, it is!