FASTING TO WORSHIP
Luke 2 tells the story of an eighty-four-year-old prophetess named Anna. Verse 37 says, “She never left the temple but worshiped night and day, fasting and praying.” Anna was devoted to God, and fasting was one expression of her love for Him.
Here, fasting was an act of worship to God. The Bible teaches us that worship to God must be done in spirit and in truth, which essentially means, that worship begins with an attitude of heart and posture of our spirit, and then manifests in our outward expressions and physical actions. When we worship, we center our thoughts and affections on the most high God, and we position ourselves to hear and receive from him. Lastly, our true worship is our commitment to responding to God in obedience.
May your fasting today be directed as an act of pure worship unto God