HH, Sir Godfrey Gregg D.Div
SEEKING GOD’S FACE MORE FULLY
A second reason we fast is to respond to God’s love toward us. It is as if we are saying to God, “Because You are righteous and holy, and loved me enough to send Jesus to die for my sins, I want to get to know You more intimately.”
Jeremiah 29:13 says And ye shall seek me, and find me, when ye shall search for me with all your heart.
We may want to take extra time to seek and praise God by missing a meal or abstaining from food for a day or more.
When we deliberately set aside time for fasting, we are showing we want to seek God.