Have you ever wished for a way to make time slow down? That’s impossible you say.
Yes, it may be impossible to truly make time go slower, but there is a way to make our perception of time slow down. It is through the Biblical discipline of fasting.
People who fast, especially for longer periods of time, often report their perception of the passing of time changes. The clock seems to slow down for them.
Another benefit of fasting is the increased amount of time we can spend in any given day with the Lord. Isaiah 58 gives us a description of the type of fast that pleases God. It involves replacing time we would normally spend on cooking, eating, and cleaning up our food with focusing on the things of God and searching our hearts before Him.
The combination of slowing our perception of time along with freeing more of our time each day, makes fasting an excellent method of redeeming the time.
Rick Grubbs is best known as the host of “Redeeming the Time,” a one-minute radio program featured on hundreds of radio outlets around the world. He has spoken thousands of times on Biblical time management in all 50 states and 26 other countries. He is the author of the book “Morning Momentum: God’s plan for launching an unstoppable day”. He and his wife Carrie live in Salisbury NC with several of their 12 children.