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Fasting with Friends from Around the World

Fasting with friends is powerful—and much easier, too! Just knowing that others are fasting with you is incredibly helpful. That’s one reason I’m thankful for Pursuit 21—we can reap the spiritual benefit of fasting, yet have the support system of fasting with friends. Every year it amazes me to see the locations of Pursuit 21 participants. With modern media, distance no longer... read more

Fasting Day 16: Fresh Inspiration from the Archives

    Fasting Day 16: Fasting Is … (Part 3) Fasting is one of the most powerful spiritual weapons believers can utilize. Below is a list of twenty-five quick definitions for fasting. Fasting is… 1. Fasting is telling God: I want You more than food. I want to be with You more than I want to spend time with other people or engage in other activities. “I want to be sanctified and holy. I... read more

Fasting Day 15: Fresh Inspiration from the Archives

    Fasting Day 15: Fasting is Waiting Fasting is waiting upon God, expressing confidence and hope in nothing around us except God Himself. He promises to bless those who wait for Him. ______________ Fasting is waiting — waiting on God. When King Jehoshaphat proclaimed a fast for all Judah, he prayed “We do not know what to do, but our eyes are upon you” (2 Chron. 20:12). In a similar... read more

God IS Working: Don’t Judge the Results Prematurely (Don’t Judge, Part 3)

Does it seem like nothing is happening on your fast? Have you been praying for miracles, for breakthroughs, and not only have you not received any, you don’t feel closer to God? Sometimes We Don’t Feel the Results of Our Fast Because… Sometimes when we’re fasting, we don’t feel any results because: We’re experiencing warfare, as Arthur Wallis described. The enemy... read more

Don’t Judge the Results Based on What You Feel (Part 2)

Are you discouraged because it feels like your fast is accomplishing nothing? Remember, you cannot estimate the results of your fast based on how you feel. In Part One of this post, we saw that we shouldn’t judge the results of our fast based on what we feel physically. In the same way, we shouldn’t judge the results of our fast based on what we feel spiritually. Don’t Judge the Results... read more

Don’t Judge the Results Based on What You Feel (Part 1)

Have you not felt well physically during your fast? If so, be careful not to judge the results of your fast based on how you have been feeling. Don’t Judge the Results of Your Fast Based on What You Feel Physically Never judge the results of your fast based on false evidence—what you feel and experience physically while fasting. Otherwise, you might render a verdict prematurely and conclude... read more

Matt Chandler: The Sanctity of Human Life

Today is the 42nd anniversary of the passing of Roe v. Wade. Every year during Pursuit 21, the focus of this day is on fasting and prayer for the end of abortion. Matt Chandler’s sermon, “The Sanctity of Human Life,” is a must-watch message.  If you haven’t yet had a chance to see it, I believe it will encourage you greatly in your prayers and efforts on behalf of the... read more

Fasting Day 10: Dr. Elmer Towns on Fasting

Last March, Janet Parshall interviewed Elmer Towns on the subject of fasting. The interview was so informative and inspiring, I knew immediately I wanted to share it with you this year during Pursuit 21. Elmer Towns co-founded Liberty University with Jerry Falwell. He serves as the dean of the School of Religion at Liberty. He has three masters degrees, and a doctorate. He has written over eighty books... read more

Fasting Day 9: A Promise to Plead

When George Mueller prayed, he would pray with His finger on a promise from God to plead. In The Power of Prayer and the Prayer of Power R.A. Torrey said of Mueller: When it was laid upon George Mueller’s heart to pray for anything, he would search the Scriptures to find if there was some promise that covered the case. Sometimes he would search the scriptures for days before he presented his petition... read more

Fasting Day 9: Fresh Inspiration from the Archives

    Fasting Day 9: God Answers Prayer What are your causes for fasting? Are you bringing them before God in prayer as you fast? Be encouraged by these fresh reminders from Scripture. God promises to answer prayer! God’s Promises Regarding Your Prayers “He will call upon me, and I will answer him” (Psalm 91:15). “Then you will call, and the LORD will answer; you will cry for help,... read more