7. Beware of Your Emotions
Some people experience vast mood swings during a fast.
One moment they are totally focused on God and the next they are wallowing in pity.
Knowing that this is likely to happen will help you react properly.
Learning to refocus on God and His goodness during this tough emotional time will help when your fast is over and you experience similar emotions.
Laziness is a problem that the Bible speaks against, but most of us today suffer from being too busy and not getting the rest we need.
If you disconnect from the media and other people you will have extra time allowing you to get a full night’s sleep.
During your fast you will be forced to slow down since you won’t be needing long meal breaks.
A fast will reveal to you that you have too many activities and busyness in your day-to-day routine.
9. Stay Physically Active
You should take time to rest but this does not mean you should do nothing.
Enjoy a walk in God’s creation. Outside of His Word, His creation is one of the best ways that God has revealed Himself to us.
10. Be Still and Focus on God
Fasting is a time to study God’s Word, meditate and pray.
To help with this, plan a specific Bible passage or topic you want to study during your fast.
Look for verses you want to memorize and meditate upon.
Fasting by Jesus and the disciples was always accompanied by prayer.
Spend time talking to God and allowing Him to reveal Himself to you in His Word.