By John Piper
There's an urge for food for God. And it may be woke up. I invite you to show from the dulling results of nutrition and the hazards of idolatry, and to assert with a few uncomplicated quick: "This a lot, O God, i need you." Our appetites dictate the path of our lives--whether or not it's the cravings of our stomachs, the passionate hope for possessions or energy, or the longings of our spirits for God. yet for the Christian, the starvation for something along with God might be an arch-enemy. whereas our starvation for God--and Him alone--is the single factor that would deliver victory. Do you've got that starvation for Him? As John Piper places it: "If we do not suppose powerful wants for the manifestation of the honour of God, it isn't since you have under the influence of alcohol deeply and are happy. this is why we have now nibbled goodbye on the desk of the realm. Our soul is filled with small issues, and there's no room for the great." If we're packed with what the area bargains, then maybe a quick may perhaps convey, or perhaps bring up, our soul's urge for food for God. among the risks of self-denial and self-indulgence is that this course of friendly discomfort referred to as fasting. it's the direction John Piper invitations you to shuttle during this publication. For while God is the best starvation of your center, he'll be superb in every thing. And if you are such a lot chuffed in Him, he'll be such a lot glorified in you.
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The Bridegroom has come. The Messiah is in our midst. And that is not temporary. He is not here and then gone. The kingdom of God did not come in Jesus and then just vanish out of the world. Jesus died for our sins once for all. He rose from the dead once for all. The Spirit was sent into the world as the real presence of Jesus among us. The kingdom of God is the present reigning power of Christ in the world subduing hearts to the King and creating a people who believe him and serve him in faith and holiness.
But he did say, “As the Father has sent Me, I also send you” (John 20:21). The salvation of the world may not hang on our success, since we are light-years less than he. But that may heighten rather than lessen the need of fasting in our lives. The stakes of my warfare are smaller for the world, but my weakness is greater. Why did he fast as he began his great work? What can we learn about our own? ” I long for a deeper work of God in the midst of his people. I yearn for a mighty tide of missionary zeal to spread a passion for the supremacy of Christ in all things for the joy of all peoples.
And coming to pray when it is hard to get there is another kind of fast. When we make such choices, we make war on the deceitfulness of our desires and declare the preciousness of prayer and the all-surpassing worth of God. Is Fasting Christian? Is fasting Christian? It is if it comes from confidence in Christ and is sustained by the power of Christ and aims at the glory of Christ. Over every Christian fast should be written the words, “I count all things to be loss in view of the surpassing value of knowing Christ Jesus my Lord, for whom I have suffered the loss of all things, and count them but rubbish in order that I may gain Christ” (Philippians 3:7-8).