Fasting humbles us before the Lord. This is the reason why all Christians need to better understand the practice. Who among us does not need humbling every now and then? I wanted to understand what the Bible says about fasting. I also wanted to understand if and why I should consider making this spiritual discipline a part of my life, as a Christian and more importantly, as a leader.
With the summer months ahead, I believe there will be many opportunities to focus on this portion of the challenge if we simply open our eyes and pay attention.
I find there is also a constant need to remind all humans, all Christians, and especially leaders, of the Creator in whom we all depend. That’s what rest does—it first reminds us of our dependency on God. Rest also makes us more compassionate people.