There’s something that happens when you set aside a season of your life to seek the face of God. A mountain top or wilderness season where distractions are diminished. Though we cannot live at the top of the mountain or in the quiet of the wilderness, we can journey there for a season.
Every summer for the past 7 years, we’ve set aside 40 Days for a season of increased spiritual intensity. This won’t be easy. The 40 Days is not a sprint, it’s a marathon. You can sign up to participate and be updated throughout the 40 Days.
The goal of fasting is to draw nearer to God. Biblical fasting always has to do with eliminating distractions for a spiritual purpose; it hits the reset button of our soul and renews us from the inside out. It also enables us to celebrate the goodness and mercy of God and prepares our hearts for all the good things God desires to bring into our lives. Remember, your personal fast should present a level of challenge, but it is very important to know your body, your options, and, most importantly, to seek God in prayer and follow what the Holy Spirit leads you to do.