I was reading Richard Foster’s Celebration of Discipline and came across the portion on Fasting. I got convicted, so I wrote about it.
Why don’t we fast? As Christians, why don’t we fast? It is the central thing that is talked about in Scripture to refocus us on keeping Christ at the center of our lives. And yet, I’m not sure I know (not that I should know, I know Christ’s command) 3 people that regularly fast.
So, what if I was to invite you to join me to fast together on a certain day each week, for a certain amount of time? What would you say? What would your excuse be?
I mean, the opportunity is out there for all of us, it isn’t a command in Scripture, but even Jesus assumes that we would do it. And yet, we don’t. So clearly there is a reason for not participating.
So, what is your excuse? Is it really good enough? Is it legit? Mine aren’t, so I am wrestling with it.
What’s your excuse for not wanting to continually realign Christ with the center of your being? (bet you don’t like it worded like that, do ya?)