Hungry

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Fasting Prayer Guide

Today we’re sharing a letter from Jamie Harms and a prayer guide for a 24-hour fast in remembrance of Jesus’ atoning sacrifice on our behalf.

Let’s Get Physical

From today’s post by Brianna Hines: We have spent a lot of time talking about the spiritual aspect of fasting, but now I want to focus on the physical side. Oftentimes we like to separate ourselves into multiple categories: physical, emotional, spiritual, mental, etc. It is appealing to compartmentalize these things, so we can tackle any issues that arise from one direction at a time. But God didn’t create us with these separate categories. He gave us one body with one soul, one spirit, and one mind all wrapped and woven together. Read more…

Pride Comes Before the Fail

Are you afraid to fast because you’re afraid of failing? Are you putting off this spiritual discipline as you wait for the “perfect” time to fast? If so, you’re not alone. Today Brianna Hines reminds us that we will fail at times, but God will use our stumbling to grow us in Him. She shares, “God prefers a messy offering of worship now to a perfect offering of worship later, every time.” So in humility, join other imperfect, struggling women as we humbly rely on the Lord to help us incorporate fasting into our rhythms of worship.

Humble Pie

When was the last time you had to humble yourself to do something? Today Brianna Hines reflects on what a remodeling project is teaching her about humility and how it is causing her to consider humility in fasting. Join us at ufcwomen.blog.

Getting to Boy-Normal

Today at ufcwomen.blog, Brianna Hines shares about a year in college in which she fasted from dating, and she challenges us to think of things besides food that God might be asking us to go without in order to draw us closer to Him.

Caught with My Pants on Fire

Join Brianna Hines for the next installment in our fasting series as she talks about how sin grows and takes root and how fasting is the perfect practice to wage war against our sin.

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Are you just loving Brianna’s series of posts about fasting? They are real and honest, make us chuckle, bring tears to our eyes, and challenge us to do the hard thing of fasting because the reward is worth it! As she says today, “Fasting will challenge us to worship before an audience of One and hide from any worldly praise we might seek.”

Frog Soup Culture

Today our in-person and Zoom groups begin for our Hungry series, which explores the spiritual discipline of fasting. Today Brianna Hines shares a beautiful post about taking a regular break from the things of this world in order to be realigned to the heart of God. Don’t miss reading or listening to her words and then join us at 9:30 a.m. or 6:30 p.m. for a sweet time together.

A Not-So-Skinny Girl

Brianna Hines introduces us to the spiritual discipline of fasting with a testimony about how food, not the Lord, served as her main source of security and comfort for most her life. She shares how fasting is a tool that God has been using over the last couple years to break the chains of slavery to her stomach. You won’t want to miss this real, vulnerable, and relatable post today at ufcwomen.blog.

Hungry begins January 6

This January UFC Women will focus on the specific spiritual discipline of fasting. We will look at what the Bible has to say about it and how generations of believers have pursued this practice of denying self for the glory of the Father. We will compare biblical fasting to that of the world, and open a discussion about this often neglected spiritual discipline and how it can provide an opportunity for the Holy Spirit to work in us in a way that we may never have allowed Him to before. Click to read or listen to today’s post by Brianna Hines and then sign up using the link at the end of the post for this study, which begins next Thursday, January 6.