Within these first three weeks of 2014 we have been following a Daniel Fast to achieve a few things:
1) Detox from the poor nutrition running up to and during the festive season &
2) Lose a few vanity pounds but primarily
3) Know a closer-felt proximity to Jesus
The overwhelming reason for doing any Christian fast is homesickness – homesickness for heaven and homesickness for Jesus. When Jesus was asked in Mark 2 as to why His disciples were not fasting, He points John’s disciples and the Pharisees (who’d asked) to the day when the Bridegroom would be taken from them (us, the church) and when we’d then fast. We fast because we miss Jesus and we long to be sensitised to His presence and His voice. (Have a look at an article I wrote a few years ago here).