All of us have areas in our lives where we need breakthrough. Maybe it’s in our marriage. Maybe it’s in our finances. Maybe it’s in our health, work, or relationships. Whatever the need, fasting is a great way to see breakthrough.
Daniel was a man who saw breakthrough in his life time and time again (Think lions den). That is why so many people want to emulate him by doing the Daniel Fast every year, or even more than once a year. I’m sure Daniel didn’t fast only at the beginning of the year, but every time he needed breakthrough in a situation.
In Daniel 9:3, he says, Then I set my face toward the Lord God to make request by prayer and supplications, with fasting, sackcloth, and ashes.
- He set his face toward the Lord God because he knew that the Lord is where his help would come from.
- He made request through prayer and supplication. He was focused. He knew what he was going after. And he asked for it. So many times we have not because we ask not.
- He fasted in sackcloth and ashes which represents surrender to the fact that we can’t change things in our power. He humbled himself before God.
What are you fasting for? What specific areas of breakthrough are you looking for? God wants to bring that breakthrough to you. He does not want to withhold it from you. Follow Daniel’s example to see explosive breakthrough in your life!
Comment below and share what you are believing God for during this time.