As we have commenced our 21-day prayer and fasting for this year, we encourage you to use this time to purge your heart and mind of unnecessary habits that may distract you from the ministration of the Holy Spirit.
We are used to fasting food i.e. doing without food for various periods of time. However, we can also fast other things – the idea is to deny ourselves of things we otherwise see as daily habits so can we can be more open to communing with God.
Here are three things you can fast asides food:
* Social Media – This has become an integral part of our lives and a lot of us spend hours daily scrolling through our various feeds. This period, consciously cut down on your digital presence and spend more time in the Word.
* TV Shows – TV takes a lot of our time. One can sit in front of the TV for hours on end without even realising it. Go on a show-break for a while and dedicate that time to prayers and meditation.
* Gossip – How much unnecessary talk do you indulge in daily? Be mindful of the conversations you engage in and let your words and actions edify people and not bring them down. Remember to pray, read your Bible, worship and meditate.
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Written by: Dekemi Akinyede