Praying and Fasting Isn't Easy!!
I can hear a bunch of you saying AMEN right now! But the question is - How do I do this? I don't want to suffer! - I don't want to feel hunger pains! I don't want to feel the caffeine headaches!
Well here is the deal. It isn't going to get any better, right now. But it will. When your heart determines that it is MORE IMPORTANT to be in God's presence than to eat, watch TV, eat junk food or whatever else you are fasting right now - you will begin to learn the power of self discipline. Paul wrote it this way: 2 Timothy 1:7
For the Spirit God gave us does not make us timid, but gives us power, love and self-discipline. That last one doesn't come easy - but it does happen!!
When you being to learn how to discipline your heart through prayer and fasting, you discover the power to discipline yourself from the things of this world - things that would destroy your life. So hang in there. What you are doing now will pay off for the rest of your life!!