I’m not exactly recommending fasting as a method for weight loss, I’m merely explaining how a lifestyle that includes Christ can sometimes curb a lot of problems, including weight gain. If you are constantly seeking Him and trying always to live by His word, you might find that He mostly distances you from the problems of this life. John 15:4-5.
I’m not saying a life with Christ means you are exempted from the problems of this world because as a child of God you will sometimes experience trials and tribulations. Job 1:8-12, James 1:2-4. But that it is better to go through that with Him rather than without Him, Hebrews 2:18, 1 Peter 4:12-13.
Fasting is something that started in the old testament, Leviticus 23:26-27, but you will also see it mentioned in the new testament as well. The bible explains it as a period in which one denies themselves the pleasures of this world for a time being in a quest to strengthen one’s bond with Christ because being physically weak means being spiriually strong, 2 Corinthians 12:9-10.
So taking the time to not eat at all or to not exactly eat what you want to eat and to even shut the world out and focus on the word of God. Forget about that TV program, forget about the internet or that tablet that you love so much, forget what makes you happy and just focus on what pleases the Lord.
Meditate on His word, sing Him praises and communicate with Him through prayer, ask Him what He requires of you and obey.You will see that it strengthens the spirit and it strengthens your relationship with Him and that brings about such sheer joy. You will feel so free, so light, and so liberated.
You will feel that all the heaviness, all that’s been weighing on you is gone, and all that remains is peace. Peace in knowing were you stand with Him, peace in knowing He’s pleased with you and finally peace in knowing He’s got your back, no matter what.Isaiah 41:10.
If we always acknowledge Him by doing what He requires, He’ll always acknowledge us by fulfilling our hearts desires, Psalm 37:4. Praise and fellowship does not go any deeper than fasting.
Show Him how valued He is by denying yourself through fasting and He’ll do the same by brightening your way and showering you with blessings, 1John 3-22. So in closing I want you to know that I do not wish for you to think of fasting as a weight loss method, do not do it to get something in return.
Fast because you are seeking God. Fast because it is His will for us to be one with Him, then if weight loss is one of the blessings that comes with serving the Creator and doing what pleases Him then that’s a plus.But I wouldn’t advice it if you are pregnant or if you have a medical condition.