Several years ago I remember explaining baptism to my oldest niece. She asked a lot of questions but the one I remember most is when she asked “Why?” I explained the whole process to her and how baptism is leaving our old life behind and that when we come up out of the water we are brand new. She quickly replied “Yeah and soaking wet!”
Fasting is never easy but to me it’s similar to a form of baptism. We are leaving our old ways behind and becoming a new version of ourselves in those 21 days. We are tuning out the world and focusing on God.
I’m reminded of Matthew 16:24 “Then Jesus said to his disciples, “If any of you wants to be my follower, you must give up your own way, take up your cross, and follow me.” We have to give up our own way to allow His way whether it is by fasting a meal, avoiding social media, turning off the tv or whatever it is that we feel draws us away from Him.
Praying over you through the rest of these 21 days and that you find all that you need in Him.