Fasting means to deny yourself of something.
I think of denying myself of anything and I get anxious or feel entitled. That is me. I want what I want when I want. I am selfish.
Our church and the churches in our area are doing a fast the next 21 days. This is an awesome opportunity to grow closer to God. What you would fast is your choice. But fasting is talked about in Isaiah 58 and many other places in the scriptures. Jesus said, in Matthew 6:15-17, when you fast. All of this gives me pause to check myself.
I have fasted often… But not enough for me and not for the right reasons.