John Wesley said there are 5 things which God will definitely meet you in, as He promised
Scripture, prayer, fasting, Christian conversation, sacrament
I'm now rather convinced that regular fasting is not really about praying better. But rather to come close to feeling what Jesus felt.
Matt 6 implies that regular fasting should be done on normal 'working days'. Meaning, we learn to serve others in our affliction. We identify with our self-sacrificial Lord. Others benefit while we suffer.
Isn't that knowing Jesus better?
As much as prayer transforms the prayer as they know And relate to God better, fasting and giving must surely do the same.
What do you think?