Reflective Essay About Fasting

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Fasting reveals the things that control us. We are not so much abstaining from food as we are feasting on the word of God. Fasting deepens prayer. People with abundant possession may tend to find fasting difficult to practice, because we have become attached to our possessions and cannot bear the thought of doing without them. (Foster, p. 60, 2000) suggests how to enlarge your ideas about fasting. Ponder to Pray over a particular personality trait of yours, one from which you would like to fast and consider writing in your journal about it. Express your struggles as a dialogue between you and God. Study is the mind taking on an order conforming to the order of whatever we concentrate upon. The discipline of study …show more content…
For some these terms evoke positive feelings and for others they may trigger negative responses. I started my research paper with (Born again) because my rebirth in Jesus Christ is the very essence of my understanding of Christianity. I prayed for purpose and asked Jesus what He wanted me to do? What He wanted me to know and where He wanted me to go? His answer, I will show you. My ultimate goal is to listen for God’s guidance and to stay focus. I started in the back of the church with a childlike mind, in others words I humble myself before God. I had to relearn every step. The only concept I repeated in my head over and over was Jesus loves me. I knew I was no better than the characters in the Bible so I must confess Paul made it plain and clear for me and I can identify with him when he spoke in (Roman 7:18-20). 18 For I know that nothing good lives in me, that is, in my flesh (my human nature, my worldliness—my sinful capacity). The willingness to do good is present in me, but the doing of good is not. 19 For the good that I want to do, I do not do, but I practice the very evil that I do not want. 20 But if I am doing the very thing I do not want to do, I am no longer the one doing it (that is, it is not me that acts), but the sin nature which lives in me. Paul was saying it is tug between flesh and spirit

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