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How Long Do I Have to Fast to Receive my Blessing?

December 5, 2017

I see you have made the decision to believe that Jesus is the Son of God who became human and died to pay the penalty for your sins. You believe that He rose to life again on the third day. You have repented to God for your sins, and received His forgiveness and promise of spending eternity in heaven with Him. That is so wonderful. Do you know that Jesus told us in Luke 15:10 that heaven rejoices whenever a sinner repents? That means that heaven is rejoicing over you!

Not only that, but Jesus is now in your life forever. (Matt 28:20) He will never leave you nor forsake you (Heb 13:5) Anytime you go to the Father in prayer, use the name of Jesus, and the Father will answer your requests. (John 14:13-14) And because you love Jesus “All things work together for good for those who love God” (Romans 8:28)

Throughout the history of God’s people, fasting has had a way of deepening prayer and bringing people closer to God. It helps us realize our total reliance on him. It also helps us achieve discipline over our bodily appetites. It enhances our prayer life, but as far as I know, fasting is not a requirement to receiving blessings, nor are they promised as a result of fasting. We are already blessed beyond belief because we love Jesus and we are the children of God the Father.

I hope this answers the question. Fasting and other spiritual practices are not magic. We have no control over how God answers our prayers. It is all about His Goodness, His Grace, and His total control over everything. We can trust Him, though, to always have our best interests in His mind as He plans our circumstances.