While they were worshiping the Lord and fasting, the Holy Spirit said, “Set apart for me Barnabas and Saul for the work to which I have called them.” – Acts 13:2
Fasting is a way to shut out the noise in our hearts and minds so that we can hear God’s voice more clearly. This doesn’t mean that you will hear from Him every time you fast, but it does position you to hear when He does speak to you. It was in a time of fasting that God commissioned Barnabas and Saul (Paul) for their missionary work.
Many walk around without a definite sense of purpose or direction. Could it be that they never received their commission because they never positioned themselves to hear it?
Prayer: Lord, I love You. Thank You for giving me Your word. Who am I that You would even desire to speak to me? Thank You for Your love and care. I ask that You help me to hear You more clearly. I want to know You better and to receive the commission of my life. Amen.