Moonbeast32 Posted January 26, 2020 Report Share Posted January 26, 2020 Learn about the principle of fasting. Here's what I've been able to gather so far: 1, fasting is a principle of sacrifice. Sacrifice is a principle of power. There are some who do the whole 24 hr-2 meal fast, and yet are sacrificing very little for one reason or another. If your health or conditions are making you fast anyway, you should try to find a way to make your monthly fast a bit more special. 2, we deprive ourselves of food so that we may feast on the Spirit. Throughout ancient scripture, food and the body have always been prominent teaching models. One of the most important lessons these scriptures offer, is that Man must give away their lives (bodies) in order to be saved. Put away the physical in favor of the spiritual. Fasting, in a small way, prepares us to make that sacrifice. Our bodies tell us to go eat something about every 3 hours. The act of deliberately ignoring our physical needs for a while is inherently spiritual. 3, obedience is the Spirit of the law. One of my pet peeves is when people shout out "spirit of the law!" Whenever they are inconvenienced by a commandment or principle. I believe these sort are more like Pharisees than those who obsess over strict adherence. Fasting ought to be inspired by a deep sense of humility and meekness; to be born out of an ernest desire to serve and obey. 4, in other words, rejoicing and prayer. That scripture in D&C provides a very singular take on fasting among Christians. What does it mean? I think it means that the days we fast ought to stand out from all other days. There are blessings, comforts, and joys which the faster is privileged to have access to. It is sin, I think, to not take advantage of them. Well, That's fasting as I understand it. Even if you can't fast in the normal way, I bet it's still possible to abide by these principles. dprh, Vort and JohnsonJones 3 Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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