The goal of fasting is to draw closer to God. Biblical fasting is refraining from food for a spiritual purpose. Giving God the beginning portion of the year helps us prepare our hearts for all the things God desires to do in our lives.  Remember, your personal fast should present a level of challenge, but it is very important to know your body, your options, and, most importantly, to seek God in prayer and follow what the Holy Spirit leads you to do.


Scripture References:
Matthew 6:16-18
Matthew 9:14-15
Luke 18: 9-14
Acts 27:33-37
Nehemiah 9:1-3