I said, “Lord, I’ve been doing this [fasting] for three days and I haven’t even really… you know you just told me to, I just did it… I mean we always have fellowship, communion…It didn’t seem like a fast, I mean, what was this about?” He said, “Dan, I wanted to get your attention so that you begin to live a fasted life where you pursue temperance and not just events of fasting, but you live in self-control.” That’s what He spoke to me. The Lord spoke that to me - where you live in self-control.
That means what Paul is writing about is real, that there tends to be a lack of self-control in our lives even though we love the Lord. Our flesh still has a voice that’s beyond measure - that’s more than it should. You want your flesh voice to come into agreement with your… you want the two to become one. Don’t think they can’t become one. Don’t think that you’re bound and damned to be obstinate and against the gospel in your life. We’re created in His image to be one with Him. You can surrender and die to yourself.
Please Note: Fasting should only be undertaken with the advice and consent of a medical doctor.