Fasting – An Option or Choice?
Is fasting an option or a choice? No and Yes.
Technically the words ”option and choice” are synonymous , but I see a difference. No fasting is not an option, but yes we do have a choice.
Jesus did not use a conditional word such as “if” in Matthew 6:16 but He did use the word “when” – one that implies an element of time, leaving no room for option.
But… on the other hand we do have a will. We have a choice and fasting is definitely one of them - a choice that very quickly reveals the motive and condition of the heart. Just the mention of the word fasting (shhhhh!), and your emotions begin to writhe. A good indication that a fast is in order and well overdue.
As I step over the threshold into 2013, I am choosing to fast and hopefully from a right heart motive! I will spend the next 10 days preparing for a 30 day juice fast.
Will you join me?
The type of fast and how long of a fast you choose is up to you. Whether it’s 3 days, 7 or 21 days it is your choice. Even if you choose to watch on the sidelines this time around - it’s ok! It will be good to cheer each other on both in our victories and failures. Most important is that we grow at our own pace - body, soul and spirit.
Today, Jan 1, 2013 I will begin to prepare. Are you in? Leave a comment below to let us know!
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