Day 6

Read Isaiah 58 - Day 6

We can go without food for a meal, for a day or even a week. We can cast our eyes away from the television, resist our favorite caffeinated beverages or give up a favorite time-devouring vice. Any of these things may seem helpful in developing self-discipline, but when understood as fasting, they become acts of spiritual devotion, purpose and faith.

Through Isaiah's message to Israel, God charges us to take seriously the practice of fasting and encourages us in its power.

"Is this not the kind of fast I have chosen; to loose the chains of injustice and untie the cords of the yoke, to set the oppressed free and break every yoke? Is it not to share your food with the hungry...?" (v. 6,7)

Whatever our choice of fasting, may God empower us to do it by faith.

Consider whether God is prompting you to go without something for a period of time as an act of spiritual devotion, purpose and faith.