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.

How to Do a Biblical Fast

Want a quick reference guide to fasting? Check this out. It includes examples of those that fasted in the Bible, along with the right and wrong motivations for fasting.

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.”

Fasting - Blog

Fasting is the most powerful spiritual discipline of all the Christian disciplines. Through fasting and prayer, the Holy Spirit can transform your life.

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.

Classic Cru

See a collection of classic Cru material from founder Bill Bright to help you grow in your relationship with Jesus.

6 Ingredients That Will Help You Fast From Technology

When connecting with God looks like turning off your smartphone.

Watch: How Do I Spend a Whole Day With God?

A day set aside to be alone with God. Do you wonder how you would fill the time? This short video offers some ideas.

Prayer and Fasting

God considers fasting important. His Word, in fact, contains 92 passages mentioning it. Many of our heroes of the faith, including Moses, Elijah, Esther, Nehemiah, Daniel and Paul, fasted at crucial points.

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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