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SOME PRACTICAL POINTS ON FASTING
(Fasting, 4 of 5)
The guidelines that I am sharing in this article are not meant to be exhaustive and there are many more practical resources available to help a person to fast. I do recommend ‘Shaping History Through Prayer and Fasting’ by Derek Prince, which offers some great practical teaching about fasting.
First and foremost, we need to remind ourselves of the purpose of a fast, especially while participating in an extended fast.
We’re not fasting to win favour with God or to gain a position of authority over others because of our apparent dedication to God. We are fasting to help facilitate a greater focus upon God which can help us to hear him more clearly without the ‘clutter’ of busyness, etc. We sometimes fast for breakthrough when it seems that heaven is silent or a situation is not improving with just prayer. Continue reading
I have recently been struck with the need of developing a strong Biblical worldview and how that view plays out in my prayer life. We live in a world where we are continually bombarded with ingenious marketing tactics which seeks … Continue reading
It is overwhelming to watch the media coverage coming from Japan. Massive whirlpools, fires, devastating waves and the heart-breaking great loss of life. There has been much prayer lifted up on their behalf here at NHOP and around the globe … Continue reading