John 15:3-4 – Abide in Me, “Now ye are clean through the word which I have spoken unto you. Abide in me, and I in you: As the branch cannot bear fruit of itself, except it abide in the vine: no more can ye, except ye abide in me.”
Jesus came and he spoke God’s Word and it is literally our lifeline to God our connection to the vine, Jesus Christ. In these verses Jesus explains that fruit cannot bear it’s self it MUST BE CONNECTED to the Vine. We cannot ourselves be in this world and not be a part of it, living in God’s will, without being connected to Jesus.
Jesus teaches that prayer and fasting are necessary to Christian believers’ routine, as much as food and water in necessary to our bodies. As Jesus says in Matthew 17:21 (if this is missing in your translation look in a KJV) there are not remedies for some spiritual matters without prayer and fasting.
When we pray and fast seeking God’s will for our lives, to be rejuvenated for serving, and fulfilling our God-given purposes it puts us in God’s Zone and there we experience God’s peace (shalom) and our rest is secure and complete as we abide in Christ and he in us.
If you have not fasted before or you haven’t fasted in a while, I challenge you, to once a week to fast and seek God in prayer as a part of your routine, keep a journal, and ask God to reveal to you His will for your life and how to live in His ways.