Articles on Faith-topics:spiritual-growth/fasting

What Is Lent All About and Why Is It Important?

What does it mean to give something up for Lent? How does Lent prepare you for Easter? What exactly do people do during Lent? Find out the answers to these questions and more.

Lent: How to Slow Down and Make More Room for Jesus in Your Life

The death and resurrection of Jesus is the big storyline of the Bible. It’s no surprise, then, that a majority of Christians celebrate it every year on Easter Sunday. But did you know some people start getting ready for Easter 40 days before it happens?

Fasting: Why Do People Do It?

Discover what fasting is and how it can impact your faith. Learn why giving up food and drink for a period of time can improve your relationship with God.

Stuffing Our Soul: On Fasting

“There was Peter’s threefold denial, Jesus’ temptation in the wilderness, and my battle with a ham sandwich on day six of my forty-day fast: these are the great crisis moments in recorded church history. There was Peter’s threefold denial, Jesus’ temptation in the wilderness, and my battle with a ham sandwich on day six of my forty-day fast: these are the great crisis moments in recorded church history.”

Helping My Brother Through the Door

Judith prayed for 21 years for her brother Terry and fasted 1 meal each week for 17 years. How did God answer her prayers? Terry chose to follow Jesus and his life has changed. Judith’s “new” brother is one of the greatest answers to prayer in her life.

Fasting — What Is It Good For?

This personal story of fasting answers the many questions that fasting raises and gives a simple Biblical map of how to approach a fast and get the most out of it.

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