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Spiritual Benefits of Fasting

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Many of us presume that fasting is a spiritual duty towards God, depriving ourselves from food and drink for a particular time period in order to prove our love with God.

On the contrary, fasting is less about what we giving up and much more about what we’re expecting from God.

When we fast, we just think what we need to survive from God.

Here are some spiritual benefits of fasting:

Soul cleansing:

spiritual-benefits-of-fastingWe often forget the fact that, our bodies are the temple of God, especially when it comes what to eat! Fasting is a real time to remember the spiritual connection we have with our physical bodies.

Without putting toxins in our bodies, we not only give our bodies a break from the digestive process, but also allow our spirits to be detoxed.

Fasting is a move of faith, an expectation from the God that he will full-fill our wills with his blessings.

By fasting, we meditate and cleanse the soul and make it new so that we can receive the blessings from the God.

 

 

New desire for God.

When we realize that we need the God to live, and to live more in abundance, we begin to desire God in a new way.

When we realize the fact that we need God more than food, we can start to understand the God, the sustainer of all lives, wants nothing more than a close connection with him, and through fasting we can quench that new desires for more of GOD in our lives.

Deeper praise:

Because of the body doesn’t have work with digestion, it will get more energy to focus on other things. In the same vein, prayerwe have more energy to praise the God.

While experiencing a new desire for GOD, through fasting, we also emit a deeper praise as we think about everything God is need to us and all he has done for us.

Once we fix up our desire for God and our praise for His powerful acts, we forget everything that we are hungry or count down the time until our fast is over. We are celebrating the whole time!

Sensitivity to God’s voice

When we Fast regularly and pray, we will be able to hear the voice of God, speak clearly to him. When we detox the spirit and become inspired with desire and praise for God, we become sensitive to His voice.

A new satisfaction

When we come to an end of fast, renewed, full of energy, detoxed, with a new desire, a new praise and sensitivity to God’s voice, we find that the absence of food was a small in comparison to what we have gained.

Physical food never fully satisfies; in a few hours, we have to eat again. But when we feed from doing the work of GOD, we find a new satisfaction like never before.  

Body Natural Cycle

Did you know that your body runs in three cycles of 8-hour each cycle per day? This is known as the circadian rhythms. Our body goes through these Natural cycles each day.

These three (3) Body Natural Cycles are:

1)  Cycle No.1 – (Elimination) ………………4:00am to 12:00pm (noon)
Elimination (of body wastes and food garbage) 4am-12pm
This is the time when your body works for Cleansing Toxins from Your Body naturally:  During this time light eating is recommended.  By light means eating the most perfect food….Fruits and Fruit Juices (real fruit juice).

ELIMINATION-During this first 8 hour period, the best foods we can possibly eat is fruits, green Vegetable juices, because they require minimum digestion period and are the only foods which not interfere with this cleansing process. Therefore the ideal scenario is to try and incorporate as much fresh fruit or fruit juices into your morning routine and slowly cut down on other items. Basically, as soon as you eat anything else, the cleansing stops. 
If a blood test is to be taken at every hour in 24 hours, it would show that the bloodstream is most heavily loaded with the by-products of metabolism during the hours between 4am-12noon, indicating the stepped up elimination cycle, because it is the blood that carries waste material to the four channels of elimination: the bowels, bladder, lungs and skin. 
 
2) Cycle No. 2 – (Appropriation)……………..12:00pm (noon) to 8:00pm
Appropriation (eating and digestion) 12pm-8pm:
 
Now your body required energy to perform the vital functions concerning the food you eat. Lunch is the best time to have fleshy animal protein (meat).  However, attempt to get protein from meat in by 3:00 pm, for most (depending on your body type). This is the best time and will allow the body to digest the foods.

APPROPRIATION-The second eight hours of cycle, is between Noon ( 12 noon) and 8pm, is when most of us eat our two main meals of the day – lunch and dinner. This is the time when the body is most efficient to digesting and dealing with foods. It’s also the time when we are burning them up the fastest because we’re most active. As long as we are eating according to our appetite, we should be cheerfully refueling and burning, in a fairly steady and comfortable way, which makes us really comfortable feeling in the body. 



3) Cycle No. 3 – (Assimilation) ……………….8:00pm to 4:00am

Assimilation (absorption and use)   8pm-4am 

During this cycle the body is now ready to absorb the nutrients from the foods we’ve eaten.  We recommend you get an early dinner (preferably before 7:00 pm) so the food you eat are digested and out of the stomach as preparation for this cycle.


ASSIMILATION-The third cycle, this is the time for utilizing the food you have consumed throughout the day. Assimilation takes place between (approximately) 8pm to 4am, i.e. the time you’re most likely to be relaxed, asleep or least active. During this time the
body Works on to drawing all of the goodness from the food you have consumed during the day out, and works on healing and rebuilding. As this phase starts drawing to a close it leads trimly back into the first cycle, cleansing, as it gets rid of everything it doesn’t need.


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