(written by John Adams, Blount Campus Worship Leader) I have a very adventurous spirit. I love trying new things and having new experiences. This works perfectly in the relationship I have with my wife because she loves capturing memories through photography and scrapbooking. Food is something I especially love trying new things with. New restaurants, new recipes… I remember the first time a friend took me to a Jamaican restaurant, Wow!!!
What’s cool is that I have realized that my adventurous spirit applies to my relationship with God as well. I was raised in a very traditional Baptist home, and adventure was far from the focus when discussing Christianity. In fact, my understanding of religion seemed to condemn the new and adventurous aspects of life.
As I’ve grown spiritually, God has shown me an incredible path of seeking after Him in ways I never have before. In fact, this is where I have found I honor Him the most. Hebrews 11:6 says that “…without faith it is impossible to please God…” and James 2:14 says “…faith by itself, if it is not accompanied by action, is dead.”
There is a lot to say about fasting: its origin, purpose, requirements etc. Some can be agreed on by most people, other will be debated forever. One thing is certain: God tells us to fast, and His Word tells us that great things can be accomplished through fasting, some only by fasting. If anyone has a thirst to know God more, be used by Him in greater ways, and seek after Him with a boldness that will lead to great adventure in His Kingdom’s purpose, then Just Do It! Put action to your faith and please God. The rewards are amazing!