Tuesday, August 11, 2015
How many promised blessings about fasting can you count in this one quote?
Since the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is focusing on better keeping the Sabbath day holy, I wanted to share this quote about the power of fasting from Elder Joseph B. Worthlin. How many promised blessings can you count?
“Fasting, coupled with mighty prayer, is powerful. It can fill our minds with the revelations of the Spirit. It can strengthen us against times of temptation. Fasting and prayer can help develop within us courage and confidence. They can strengthen our character and build self-restraint and discipline. Often when we fast, our righteous prayers and petitions have greater power. Testimonies grow. We mature spiritually and emotionally and sanctify our souls. Each time we fast, we gain a little more control over our worldly appetites and passions. … Fasting in the proper spirit and in the Lord’s way will energize us spiritually. It will strengthen our self-discipline, fill our homes with peace, lighten our hearts with joy, fortify us against temptation, prepare us for times of adversity, and open the windows of heaven” (Ensign, May 2001).