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FASTING

 

Self-denial is profoundly contemplative for it works by the process of human subtraction and divine addition.  – Brian Taylor

Leadership Transformations releases a free, monthly resource titled Silencio…targeting a specific spiritual practice and discipline. In the month of April, Silencio’s issue focuses on the practice of fasting.

As you examine your Rule of Life and whether or not you are walking and living in a well-ordered way, we invite you to consider the practice of fasting.

Is it a regular rhythm in your life with God?

Fasting provides opportunities for us to back away from excess (perhaps frivolous delights), allowing God to form healthier pathways in our unforced rhythms of grace. In doing so, we intentionally step back from culture and into the presence of God with a posture of open hands.  In releasing self-directed desires, we are rid of distractions and actions that dominate our lives.

As we engage in fasting and self-denial, we are able to begin to see what is fueling or controlling us.

What might God be inviting you to fast from?

To assist you in this journey, we’re providing April’s issue of Silencio here.

Blessings!

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