Fasting was so common and valued as part of the lives of those in the New Testament that it was considered odd when someone did not fast.
Fasting is a spiritual reboot, a course correction.
"There is no growth without change, no change without loss, and no loss without pain." —Samuel Chand
"When you interpret your pain as bigger—more important, more threatening, more comprehensive—than your vision, you’ll redefine your vision down to the threshold of your pain." —Samuel Chand
Don’t set your goals by what you can accomplish, don’t lower you request from God, don’t diminish your vision to something that you can do without the creator, your Heavenly Father.
"He doesn’t just want you to worship Him with your memory; He wants you to worship Him with your imagination." —Mark Batterson