Click on the video to hear Pastor Sean teach on fasting.

Fasting FAQs

Jesus said in Matthew 4:4, “...People do not live by bread alone, but by every word that comes from the mouth of God.
Fasting is intentionally abstaining from something to focus on and draw closer to God.

Do we only fast from food?

We can fast from anything that distracts us from focusing on God such as:

  • Food (or types of food, like caffeine or sugar) 
  • Cell phone
  • Television/Netflix
  • Social Media
  • Computer

Why do we fast?

Here are several reasons we fast:

  • Removing what is not as important helps me to focus on what is most important. 
  • Fasting is an act of worship that says, “God, I need You and want You in my life more than…” whatever I am fasting from.
  • Jesus did it. (Matthew 4:1-4)
  • When Jesus taught on fasting, He assumed that we would fast. He would say, “When you fast” not “If you fast.” (Matthew 6:16)
  • It is an act of humility.
  • To train myself to be godly. (1 Tim 4:7-8); we don't do it for our pride. (Matthew 6:16-18)

How do we fast?

Start small.
Create a plan.
Set a start and end time.
Decide what you’re giving up.
Decide what you’re fasting for.
Do it with someone else.

The Bayou Church Fasting Schedule:

If you'd like to participate with us, below is our January 2020 schedule:

  • Thursday, January 16: 
    Fast one meal (or one day from social media, computer, etc.)
  • Thursday, January 23: 
    Fast two meals (or two days this week from social media, computer, etc.)
  • Thursday, January 30: 
    Fast three meals (or three days this week from social media, computer, etc.)

We’d Love to Connect

If you have any questions or if there’s any way we can help you, please contact us.