Bridegroom Fasting — A Quote by Mike Bickle in “The Pleasures of Loving God”

“Have you ever felt that you just could not stand to go on living without more of Jesus Christ in your life? I have. It’s for such seasons of spiritual hunger that God has given us the Bridegroom fast. It is a fast that enlarges our capacity to receive freely from the Spirit of God. Instead of having an external purpose such as averting a crisis, this kind of fasting changes us on the inside…”

“Fasting to get God to pay attention to us is just one example of legalism because the motive is rooted in a misunderstanding of God’s grace. We should fast because we know God enjoys us and because we want our hearts to receive more of Him. That is grace-empowered fasting.”

— Mike Bickle, “The Pleasures of Loving God”, pp 133, 137-138

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