I read this book on fasting right before Winter Camp last year, so for some of you this may look pretty familiar.
Whenever I think of the word fasting, two different ideas come to my mind:
1. Fasting so that I can get something from God.
2. Giving up something (music, facebook, internet, food) to focus myself on God.
While neither of these two options are bad, this book is discussing how we need to not look at the end result (what we want from God), but rather be moved by a particular event and that in itself leads us to fasting.
McKnight breaks it into three parts.
A – Sacred moments (Death, sin, fear, threats, needs, sickness)
B – Fasting (Responsive fasting)
C – Results (Life, Forgiveness, Safety, Hope, Answers, Health)
I’m hoping that we can all abstain from food for at least one day a week for the coming weeks with our focus being the need for God to show up in big ways. Who knows what he may do?
I’m not sure what exactly this will do, or how God will show up, but we need to plead with Him.
Will you join me in pleading?
See my initial book review – Fasting