Fasting may be new to many people. I hear a multitude of people all over the world saying they feel God calling them to fast and pray. If you feel God leading you in that direction and have questions, I’m here to help. I’ll do my best to answer the question, “How should I break a fast” in this post.
“Moreover, when you fast, do not be like the hypocrites, with a sad countenance. For they disfigure their faces that they may appear to men to be fasting. Assuredly, I say to you, they have their reward. But you, when you fast, anoint your head and wash your face, so that you do not appear to men to be fasting, but to your Father who is in the secret place; and your Father who sees in secret will reward you openly.”
– Matthew 6:16-18 NKJV
Whenever you finish a fast, always eat something light. This is true even if you’ve only fasted for a small period of time. A meal such as a salad or fruit would be best. Avoid greasy, heavy, and fatty foods. If you decide to eat vegetables, especially leafy greens, it can do a wonderful purging job on your body. It would be similar to a brush deep cleaning your intestines.
While breaking a fast, it’s important to practice self-control. You will be hungry and want to eat all sorts of things once you break your fast. Hold off and eat slowly, over an extended period of time.
Fasting can help change eating habits and is beneficial in that aspect.
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