“This kind goes not out but by prayer and fasting” (Matt. 17:21).

There are times when circling something in prayer isn’t enough. We need to double-circle it with prayer and fasting. If we want to hear the voice of God, we’ve got to get rid of the white noise in our lives.

Fasting is the way [we] say to God, [We] crave You more than [we] crave food. Fasting is the way we break down our spiritual calluses and regain sensitivity to the Holy Spirit.

We need to be filled with the Holy Spirit, but we have to empty ourselves first. And one of the best ways to empty ourselves is through fasting.

Maybe there is something you’ve been praying for that you need to start fasting for. You need to take it to the next level.

from Draw the Circle: The 40 Day Prayer Challenge, pp150-154.
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