The constant vibrations of your phone pushing you notifications can feel like being in a crowded place even when you’re physically alone.
Solitude and silence were a significant element of Jesus’ ministry. He often withdrew from the crowds and went into the wilderness to pray (Luke 5:16).
If you want to reconnect with God, taking a digital fast could be the modern equivalent you need.
Fasting is about saying, “God, I love You above everything. I will not be enslaved to anything else. I want to get life from You and You alone, and because of that I will abstain from food, to remind my body and mind that it needs to depend on You.”
So what does this look like with the things we consume daily via smartphones, tablets and other digital devices?
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.
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.
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.
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