And [Jesus] told them, “This kind can come out by nothing but prayer and fasting.” Mark 9:29
“Prayer without fasting is like boxing with one hand tied behind your back, and that fasting without prayer is, well, dieting.”
Matt Fradd on Twitter on 24 August 2013.
Are you dieting? Seriously! Lent is not about sacrificing some kind of food in order to lose a few pounds. It’s about locating power greater than your own.
Part of living, giving, serving, and loving in a manner that exhibits generosity that is distinctly Christian to a watching world is tapping into divine power and abundant capacity.
When the disciples realized that the challenges exceeded their power and abilities, Jesus told them to pray and fast. Instead, so often, we push hard in our own strength and end up weary and worn out.
Don’t diet. Do what He says. I am learning that you don’t figure this out until you live it out.