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Episode Info: It's a few days before Thanksgiving - a time of year full of celebrations with family and food. Before the prolonged period of eat-festing begins, I'm led to share an episode about fasting. Hang with me here… The end of the year season is celebratory, but it can also be difficult for those that have experienced loss or are currently experiencing lack. Going into this new year, some may want or need to leave some things behind in this decade and to step into 2020 with boldness and a clear vision of what is to come. Some may need strength or movement comfort or clarity, courage, or earnestly desire a more intimate relationship with God. Fasting can minister to these and other needs. Christian fasting is prayerful abstinence from food and or/drink for spiritual purposes. While it involves food, it's about much more than food. In the Bible, we see that fasting is not a command; it is a choice - one that can bring beautiful, powerful blessings. Intricately connected with prayer, fasting deepens our connection to God. This bonus episode shares resources, information, and inspiration that I pray will be helpful and supportive to you if you choose to take on this spiritual discipline. Listen in… Referenced in this Episode: Bible Study on Fasting and Prayer by Rev Sam Lofton  The Fasting Edge Recover Your Passion. Recapture Your Dream. Restore Your Joy  by Jentezen Franklin Put Your Faith Where Your Fork Is: Science-Based, Faith Empowered Principles for Healthy Weight Management by Nettye Johnson Scripture References: Exodus 34:28 1 Kings 19:8-16 Esther 4:15-16 2 Samuel 12:15-17 Luke 2:36-37 Mathew 4:1-2 Daniel 1:12-15 Daniel 10:2-3 Matthew 6:16-18 Acts 14:20   Share your thoughts! I'd love to hear your thoughts. Please leave a rating on iTunes and/or write a short 2-3 sentence review there or on Stitcher.  I value feedback and your rating/comments help me tailor and improve the podcast. Ratings can also improve the visibility of the podcast, and help others who don't know about Faith Applied discover it. About this Podcast The Faith Applied podcast is hosted by Nettye Johnson, CHES, CHC. This podcast supports purpose driven believers who want balance and better. Each episode contains truthful and transparent discussions about faith, mind/body wellness, purpose or productivity with the intent that together we’ll learn better, and do better, so we can live better. Check out Nettye’s other offerings and services to help you at http://nettyejohnson.com    ...
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