Wednesday, August 21, 2013

Day 235, August 21

I've written before about fasting, as a way of coming closer to the Lord, of showing Him our commitment.  But did you know that there are physical benefits to fasting as well?

Today fasting is receiving interest as a practice that can yield health benefits.  Periodic fasting, where one skips one or two meals on certain days of the week, is a way to both cut calories and cleanse the body of toxins.

It is not at all amazing to me that the Lord's commandment (to fast) has not only spiritual benefits but physical ones also.  Would He ever tell us to do something that is harmful to us?  Of course not.

So, for today, I am grateful for the law of the fast.

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