Last Sunday Felix preached on the spiritual discipline of fasting. It made me remember the Richard Foster book Celebration of Discipline that I bought (and never read) years ago. So while we were relaxing Sunday afternoon I read the chapter on fasting.
One thing that I noticed was that John Wesley was really committed to fasting and that he required those wanting to be Methodist ministers to regularly fast. I wondered what Willam Booth felt about the issue since it doesn’t seem to be a big practice in the Army today. Anybody know about this?
Also, I would like to get some feed back on how fasting is impacting your spiritual journey. I tried it a bit in college but not since then. Some people do it when they have really big decisions to make or are really struggling with something. I’m thinking about giving it a try again and would like to hear from others.
Also, Foster said that when you start fasting, God also starts showing you other areas than food that need to be put in balance. It was right after that I found out that our internet was down. Was that some kind of message??