The amazing thing about fasting is that it affects all three parts of our being. Paul said that each individual is made up of three parts: spirit, mind, and body. We are each a little trinity, a reflection of God. Most of the things we do in life affect only one or two parts of our being:
- Physical activity mainly helps our body, and it also clears the mind
- Education helps the mind but doesn’t do much for the body or spirit
- Worship is mainly a thing of the spirit though the Bible says to worship with our understanding and to demonstrate it with our bodies.
The practice of fasting seems to hit all three areas equally. It has triple benefits. It impacts all three parts of us in significant ways.