A New View of Some Old Habits

By | February 22, 2016

Prayer & Fasting

Over the years, I have had my ups and downs in my experiences with prayer & fasting. Most of the times I spent fasting in the early years of my walk with Jesus were pretty forgetful. As I’ve grown in my walk with Jesus, I’ve learned that prayer and fasting are an important part (when used with the right heart attitude) of my relationship with God. You can pray without fasting but fasting must be accompanied by prayer.

In my message this week (click here for the message), I felt led by God to call Central Baptist Church to a season of prayer and fasting. Here’s our objective: For the body of Christ at Central to seek God’s guidance together as He leads us on a new journey with Him. I’m excited about the body of Christ at Central coming together to fast and pray for God’s plan to be revealed, realized, accepted, and obeyed.

In the message I shared some of my experiences with fasting. How have your times of prayer and fasting gone? If they’ve been beneficial, do you have any tips for us to encourage our experience? Join in the conversation in the comments. I look forward to hearing from you.

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  • Tisha Freeman

    I am NO stranger to prayer, but I have never participated in fasting with prayer. I’m anxious to see what it reveals at Central but also my personal life. Here’s something else I thought about …I spend A LOT of time logging food and water intake into my FitBit app. All. Day. Long. I think I’m always dieting (sigh). It may be silly, but I need to log more time with God and less time logging food consumption.

    • Jim Caldwell

      I’m excited about what God is doing in your life! He reveals things He wants us to work on in His timing. Praying for you and your family. I’m pumped to baptize Lawson Sunday!!!

  • Mary Beth Rogers-Ferreira

    My husband Chris and I are in agreement on this…fasting and prayer…we eagerly await to see what God has in store for us.

    • Jim Caldwell

      I’m excited to be on the journey with you guys!