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Monday, October 26, 2009

Tim Chester on: Fasting


Tim Chester has some good things to say about fasting. If the queue at McDonalds the last time Newfrontiers leaders gathered to pray and fast was anything to go by, it probably wouldn't hurt to remind ourselves of why we fast. Here's a taster:
"When we in the western world have emotional needs many of us turn to food for refuge. We self-medicate with food. The result is ill-health and weight gain. The result is an over-consumption of the world’s resources that contributes to the hunger of other people. And every time we miss the opportunity to turn to God. We don’t live by bread alone. We need God in our lives so that life without God is an empty life."

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