As we start our annual prayer and fasting, I would like to recommend two excellent eBooks for reading.
The first one is Pastor Joey Bonifacio’s “The Mystery of the Empty Stomach.” It’s not a very long book, in fact, you can finish the whole thing in less than two hours. With only 69 pages, Bonifacio managed to pack a lot of helpful stuff in so short a book. He clarified that fasting is about desiring Jesus more than anything else; it is subjecting everything else to the primary need to commune with Jesus. Nothing else comes close. In the whole duration of the fast, everything in life is set aside. Jesus takes center stage. He gets all the passion, all the attention, all the focus, all the energy.
The second book is John Piper’s A Hunger for God. This book will help you take a hard look at the annual prayer and fasting that we do here in Victory. Piper wrote, “If we don’t feel strong desires for the manifestation of the glory of God, it is not because you have drunk deeply and are satisfied. It is because we have nibbled so long at the table of the world. Our soul is stuffed with small things, and there is no room for the great.”
Go download a pdf copies of these books and plunge deep into the riches of Christ. Everything else will pale in comparison.