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Faith and Fasting

When we exercise faith we can be strengthened, even when the odds are against us.

I am a fainter.  All it takes is skipping one meal, being stressed, nervous, or any one of several other circumstances and I will faint.  It's a given.  It has happened several times in my life.  But it has yet to happen on Fast Sunday.  Even on a Sunday that I walk up in front of the whole congregation and share my testimony.  How is that possible?!?  I, Maria, am not physically capable of this.

I believe that the Lord strengthens me when I exercise faith in him.  When I choose to be obedient and fast, ignoring my personal capabilities, and exercise my faith in God instead, I make it through the day without fainting.  Each and every time.  That, my dear friends, testifies to me that when we are obedient and exercise faith in him He blesses us. 

I am grateful that we can come closer to the Lord through fasting and prayer.  We can receive answers to prayers.  We can receive divine inspiration directly from God.  Fasting is a wonderful blessing.  I have faith in it and I have seen it work in my life.

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Maria is a quirky Canadian, an optimistic mother of two, and a convert to the church.  She currently lives in the U.S. with her family and is the creator of Focused on the Positive, a blog about being positive. 

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