30 Hour Famine
Fasting as a spiritual practice helps people break free from the clutter of our world and focus on what matters to God. My first experiences with fasting was several years ago when I served as a volunteer with the youth group. Each year we participated in the World Vision 30 Hour Famine and we fasted for, you guessed it, 30 hours straight. The 30 Hour Famine was a whirlwind fast. We did community projects, we prayed, we sang, we prayed and sang some more, we studied our Bibles and we worshiped and praised our awesome God. Our faith was strengthened, we learned a lot, we grew closer to each other but most importantly we grew closer to God. We ended our fast celebrating Jesus by taking communion.
While this 21 day fasting and prayer is not a whirlwind, again I will study my Bible, I will pray, I will sing, and I will worship and praise our awesome God. My faith and understanding will be strengthened and best of all, I will grow closer to God. The 21 day fasting and prayer will end on January 27. I will end my fasting that day by taking communion at Harmony during the 10:45 service. Will you join me?
“But the hour is coming and is now here, when the true worshipers will worship the Father in spirit and truth, for the Father is seeking such people to worship him” (John 4:23) ESV