Guest speaker Roisin Welsh continues our series about Sermon On The Mount. As followers of Christ, it’s not a matter of “if” we fast, it’s a matter of “when” we fast should we do as it is written in the Book of Matthew chapter 6. We should not boast about fasting, nor should we look fatigued as we do. Instead draw strength from The Lord. We should empty ourselves of food so we can be full of God. Are we growing more hungry for God or for the things of this world that does’t satisfy?
“And when you fast, do not look gloomy like the hypocrites, for they disfigure their faces that their fasting may be seen by others. Truly, I say to you, they have received their reward. But when you fast, anoint your head and wash your face, that your fasting may not be seen by others but by your Father who is in secret. And your Father who sees in secret will reward you.
Matthew 6:16-18 (ESV)