With Lent fast approaching I thought I would reshare this post from a few years ago about fasting. If you have been struggling with some habitual sin, I commend to you this spiritual practice. It may save your life, as it has mine.
Lent begins tomorrow. It is traditionally a time set aside each year where Christians deny themselves something for a period of time as a means to identify with Jesus who fasted for 40 days in the wilderness while being tempted by Satan. Having grown up in the church fasting was something I knew about but, oddly enough, never practiced. That all changed, however, when I realized I was dead.
It occurred to me while I was at Pure Life that the words Paul uses to describe dead people in Ephesians 2 applied to me. Yes, I was a seminary graduate and a pastor and a life-long member of church. But I was dead nonetheless. Here’s what Paul says:
And you were dead in the trespasses and sins 2 in which you once walked, following the course of this world, following the prince of the power of the air, the…
View original post 937 more words