Fasting, in and of itself, is pointless if it is not accompanied by another spiritual discipline--namely, prayer. In other words, when left to itself—if we only fast—all it really does it make us ascetics who are likely to be irritable toward one another while we lust after food. Biblical fasting is almost always linked with serious sessions of prayer. And in the cases that it is not, it is linked to mourning (which in its own way is still a type of supplication). An old saying says, “Fasting WITHOUT prayer is simply going hungry.” Prayer, both corproate and individual, is essential to spiritual growth. In this sermon series, Pastor Ronald H. Gann provides an exercise routine to help Christians train effectively for the Christian race.
2 Chronicles 7:14
January 30, 2011 • Pastor Ronald H. Gann