Second Chance- Fasting

Reference Bible Verse: Matthew 17:21 Howbeit this kind goeth not out but by prayer and fasting.

Do you fast for God to bring a second chance opportunity or provide clarity in your life? I don’t claim to be an expert on fasting, but I know how to fast when needing clarification; breakthrough over renewed strength is the way to go for Second chances! .And more than a few times, I've felt I needed a breakthrough to provide an opportunity to give me a refreshing in my spirit thru fasting. For example, in January, I patriciate in a 21 day fast to gain clarification for the year, a breakthrough in the spirit realm, and renewed strength for the year. I know friend fasting can be taboo; however, it is vital to gain a second chance in the setback and thriving seasons. But I am convinced that every second chance can begin with fasting in mind.

What is Fasting:

Fasting is a supernatural occurrence that brings results. Man didn't create fasting; God did! According to the bible in King James Bible- Matthew 17:21 Howbeit this kind goeth not out but by prayer and fasting. This particular bible verse discusses how to pray and fast to eliminate an ( evil spirit). Therefore, it is essential to ensure the purpose of your fast. What is the purpose of your fasting? When should I fast, and how should I fast? Also, throughout the bible, when God's people wanted to gain victory in any areas of their lives, they called a fast. Fasting can be done in secret between just you and God! For example, in Matthew 6:18, English Standard Version-18, your fasting may not be seen by others but by your secret Father. And your Father who sees in secret will reward you.

Real-World Application

Fasting is abstaining from all or some kinds of food or drink, especially as a religious observance. You can fast for God's wisdom and victory. You can select a simple, effective, and impactful fast just for you—there are various fast to choose from one day to 21 days. Here are just a few quick types. Please pray about the kind and proper fast for you( please ask medical experts based on your health conditions.)

•Full -Fast ( only liquids) for a certain number of days.

•3-Day Fast ( you can choose what sustain from). Ex. I usually eat no meat.

•The Daniel Fast (21 days fruits and vegetables only).Daniel 10:3

I ate no delicacies, no meat or wine entered my mouth, nor did I anoint myself at all, for the full three weeks.

The Benefits of Fasting:

Fasting provides a Godly power, direction, and strengthening for your spirit. God gives us strength through fasting and praying! According to the Bible, Ezra 8:23 So we fasted and earnestly prayed that our God would take care of us, and he heard our prayer as we fast and pray during this our lives! It is vital that your strength comes through fasting and praying.

Fasting provides three things after fasting: clarification, a breakthrough, and persistence. A clarification provides direction immediately or overtime after fasting—a breakthrough with something being broker over your life ( results from fasting). Persistence fasting offers a strength to keep going. Fasting produces a closeness with God.

Fasting Prayer:

Fasting begins in prayer to pursue God to receive clarification, a breakthrough, and persistence. Let our prayer. Dear God, I ask that you lead and guide me into my second chance journey. I was hoping you could show me the path to your will, your way, and thru your perfect word. Provide for my wisdom, knowledge, understanding, ideas, concepts, and strategies to begin this second chance journey at Godly success. I ask that you yield a new start and fresh revelation to a second chance. I pray that you yield a second chance at _____________________. As I fast, before you Father. I ask that you strengthen to me hear me before, during, and after the fast. I ask you granted me to complete the fast in its entire time. In Jesus Name, Amen!


Second Chances are of God! Whatever the second chance that you need in your life. God will provide a roadmap for Godly success. Fasting is God-inspired and a spiritual act. God desires for you to fast during your second chance journey. No matter the setback, or setup God will give you a second chance! Go forward in your second chance!

Salvation Invitation: Romans 10:13 New King James Version (NKJV) 13 For "whoever calls on the name of the Lord shall be saved.

Be Uniquely You,

Michelle K.


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