I dedicated the rest of my life to prayer and fasting and have felt God’s love the entire time since 2014.
I’ve endured much since then but felt His love the entire time.
On that December day, God miraculously took my hunger away and I didn’t eat from Monday morning to Friday afternoon. He’s shown me His overwhelming power since then. Since it was so powerful, I chronicled this for the January 2015 edition of our former church’s newsletter, so that I would have irrefutable proof of what God has done in my life, to help women in these trying times.
If Prayer is A Weapon, Fasting is the Nuclear Option
In these past seven years, Jesus has taught me much and filled me with His power in a powerful way, because I actually have suffered in my body for Him, and have even shed blood due to persecution (Hebrews 12:4 Hebrews 12:4 NKJV – You have not yet resisted to bloodshed, – Bible Gateway ). Because I’ve endured persecution here in America, in the workplace, and have not denied His Name (Revelation 3: 8-10 Revelation 3:8-10 NKJV – “I know your works. See, I have set – Bible Gateway ) He has filled me with His power in such a powerful way that I am not afraid of the coming Tribulation. (I believe we will be here for it, so we must “be strong in the Lord and in the power of His might,” in order “to stand,” per Ephesians 6:10 Ephesians 6: 10-13 NKJV – The Whole Armor of God – Finally, my – Bible Gateway.)
If You Are Overcome by Despair: Fast Until 3 p.m.
The most important thing I can tell you is this: if you are feeling really emotional (despair, hopelessness, depression, anxiety, fear, any high emotion) fast.
That is when He kicks in His power (since Jesus won the victory at that time), and He will take away the high emotions overwhelming you. It gives you MASSIVE victory against the forces of darkness (Ephesians 6:12 Ephesians 6: 12 NKJV – For we do not wrestle against flesh and – Bible Gateway). I experienced this many times those first few months He was teaching me to fast, and He would also take away my hunger.
On the days I fasted until 3 p.m. when that hour came, He would flood me with His power, and DESTROY the overwhelming emotions.
He would then make it easy to fast the rest of the day. And I’d feel His OVERWHELMING power the rest of the day.
Some days He would kick in His power earlier, around 2 p.m., which I will cover this in a separate article, because it’s related to the purity of the holy angels and fasting is a powerful weapon the demons don’t want you to know about.
What if You Can’t Make Without Eating?
Pray. Jesus will help you. If He took away my hunger for four days during the busiest week of the year for a church secretary – the week before Christmas – and fill me with such joy that my husband said, “Why are you being so nice?” and I was able to reply, “The joy of the LORD is [my] strength,” (Nehemiah 8:10d Nehemiah 8:10 NKJV – Then he said to them, “Go your way, – Bible Gateway) because I didn’t tell anyone I was fasting, He can help you fast and teach you the power He is willing to imbue upon you (Ephesians 6:10). He wouldn’t tell you to “be strong in the Lord and in the power of His might” if He wasn’t willing to give you His power.
Kristen Collier has a BA in English Literature and is co-founder with her husband, and Roku developer, of Creative Motion Network, a cutting-edge, free indie Christian Roku channel. She is also co-founder and animator of Collier Animation Studio, producer of Benny the Barnacle (2021).