Ezr 8:21 Then I proclaimed a fast there, at the river Ahava, that we might humble ourselves before our God to seek from Him a straight and right way for us, our little ones, and all our possessions.
Isn’t it wonderful that the Israelite’s had the Prophets to guide them and help them to correct the mistakes they made from time to time? When Ezra proclaimed a Fast it was for the benefit of everyone who felt that they did something wrong before God.
Even today we sometimes do things knowing that it is wrong and God might not be happy with us. This is why i believe it is good to do a Fast now and then when you feel that it is necessary to separate yourself with God. This Fast was done at the River Ahava which also has a spiritual connection to it, because Jesus is the River of Life…. the Fast that God proclaimed for us to have is to FAST FROM SIN! Read more about Fasting in Isa 58.
I want to encourage you to do a Fast when you feel guided by the Spirit to do so, because it can only bring you closer to God. I am now at a time of my life where i am coming into the habit of Fasting one day a week, in separation with God. And it does wonders for my spiritual being and relationship with God; apart from that, it is also very healthy. Doctors say that if you have not had any food for more than 12 hours, you have fasted.
PS: There are more than 8 Fasts in the Word of God that He blessed us with and if you want to learn more, you can contact us on email at RestorationTRT@gmail.com.