Fasting Insights for the Serious Follower of Jesus

Fasting3Then the disciples of John came to him, saying, “Why do we and the Pharisees fast,but your disciples do not fast?” And Jesus said to them, “Can the wedding guests mourn as long as the bridegroom is with them? The days will come when the bridegroom is taken away from them, and then they will fast.”  (Matthew 9:14-15)

“Fasting is more about longing for the power and presence of Jesus than restricting our appetites.” ~ Gary Rohrmayer

“In a world filled with indulgences we need to routinely lay aside our freedoms in Christ through fasting, while seeking the face of God.” ~ Gary Rohrmayer

“Fasting is one means of seeing spiritual breakthrough for a physical or emotional struggle.” ~ Gary Rohrmayer

“Fasting is more about replacing than it is about abstaining. Replacing normal activities with focused times of prayer and feeding on the Word of God.” ~ Gary Rohrmayer

“The rewards of fasting ultimately lead to a more intimate and satisfying experience with the God who made me.” ~ Gary Rohrmayer

“Fasting is turning your hunger pains into requests, prayers and petitions for the world around you.” ~ Gary Rohrmayer

“Fasting is a sacrificial act that realigns our affections from the temporal to the eternal.” ~ Gary Rohrmayer

“Fasting turns each moment of craving into a prayer of intense dependence.” ~ Gary Rohrmayer

“By aligning our hearts with God through fasting we find ourselves consumed by His resplendent nature and filled with the light of His love.” ~ Gary Rohrmayer

“The rewards of fasting are not often instantaneous but are experienced over time.” ~ Gary Rohrmayer

“Every time I have fasted I have found my worship experience sweeter, the illumination of God’s Spirit brighter and the hunger for God’s word stronger.” ~ Gary Rohrmayer

“In fasting we do not bend God towards us, but though fasting we bend our hearts towards Him.” ~ Gary Rohrmayer

“For the serious minded follower of Jesus fasting is a consistent habit of deliberately restricting our freedoms in Christ for the purpose of seeking the face of God, intimacy with the Son of God and fullness of the Holy Spirit.” ~ Gary Rohrmayer

“The benefits of fasting are a soul strangely satisfied, a mind lifted beyond this world with eternal thoughts and a body refreshed with new strength.” ~ Gary Rohrmayer

“Fasting is an act of humility that spotlights our weaknesses and reveals dependence on things rather than God.” ~ Gary Rohrmayer

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About Gary Rohrmayer

Gary has a unique focus in mobilizing and mentoring leaders into the harvest field. He specializes in equipping leaders in areas of spiritual formation, church multiplication and church health. Gary’s vision is to see that no leader travel their ministry journey alone. He desires to emulate the ministry of Barnabas by becoming a son of encouragement to the next generation of leaders.
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