Beloved, I pray that you may prosper in all things and be in health, just as your soul prospers. (3 John 2)
Seventh Day Adventists believe the key to wellness lies in a life of balance and temperance. Nature creates a wealth of good things that lead to vibrant health. Pure water, fresh air and sunlight—when used appropriately—promote clean, healthy lives.
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Fasting - A Soul Cleansing
“Is not this the fast that I choose: to loose the bonds of wickedness…to let the oppressed go free and to break every yoke?” – Isa. 58:6
Do you desire a spiritual breakthrough this New Year? Are you hoping this year will bring a loved one’s complete surrender to Christ or even bring you the job you’ve been desiring? You might want to consider fasting and prayer. Prayerful fasting is the most powerful of all the Christian disciplines. Through fasting and prayer, the Holy Spirit transforms lives and brings about revival. How often we forget that our bodies are the temple of the Lord, especially when deciding what to eat! Fasting is a great time to remember the spiritual connection we have to our physical bodies. Jesus Himself set an example for us through fasting. Fasting is as appropriate now as it was in Jesus’ day. The rationale behind fasting is that by withholding food from the body,
energy normally spent digesting food can be invested instead in repairing the body’s cells, organs and tissues. The result is rejuvenation and an overall sense of well-being. Keep in mind that fasting should always be monitored by a health professional and that fasting is not recommended for people with certain medical conditions. Fasting is a faith-move, an expectation we have that God will fill us with His Holy Spirit, just as He promised. It is less about what we’re giving up and much more about what we’re making room for. When we fast, we exchange what we need to survive for what we need to live…more of God. Fasting has both spiritual and physical benefits which can lead us to a greater realization of our dependence upon God, who alone is our only source of health and salvation.