Any steps we take toward the Lord, no matter how fumbly or stumbly, will be met with open arms. His big strong hands will gladly hold our small outstretched arms and hands and lead us along. Remember the prodigal son? Jesus said he came home weak and smelling like a pig sty, but his father came running to greet him with open arms.
God is the perfect father, so it makes sense that he’d do the the same and better for us as we take our first steps of faith toward him with fasting.
You don’t have to live off dry bread and water all week. Just take baby steps. Maybe you just skip lunch and read the Word instead and pray, or only eat fruit and veggies for lunch all week and read the Word and pray, or skip sugar and white flour all week, or skip Starbucks. The possibiblities are endless. It’s the heart that matters.
It’s not so much what we’re walking away from when we fast that’s important, but Who we’re walking toward.
Baby steps… “My heart says of you, ‘Seek his face!’ Your face, O Lord, I will seek.” Psalm 27:8