- Rica Peralejo explained the importance of fasting for our faith
- According to her, fasting helps us listen to God’s voice better
- She used the example of how Eve and Adam got distracted by the apple that they forget about the message of God
Rica Peralejo shared how important it is for Christians to do fasting.
Rica, who is married to a pastor, wrote a lengthy post on Instagram to help others understand why we need to fast. She revealed that because she is still breastfeeding, she cannot do a full fasting but is not eating any sweet food for the week.
“Instead, I have decided not to take anything sweet for the entire week. No sugar for me except those I get directly from fruits and juices, and whatever of brown rice is turned into such,” Rica wrote.
She went on to explain how fasting keeps us away from distractions so we can focus on God’s voice. Rica clarified, ” We fast so we can hear God’s voice. Not that we cannot hear it on a normal day where cupcakes and ice cream are consumed with abandon.”
She added, “But the truth is unless we decide to put our complete gaze and appetite toward the purposes of God, distractions abound and we really think more fleshly than heavenly under such circumstances.”
The former actress used the story of Adam and Eve to retell how the distraction of eating the apple made them forget about the message of God.
Rica continued that people sometimes have the tendency to do things that please them, instead of thinking what God asks us.
“We really do skip a lot of the Lord’s way when we succumb to ours, don’t we? Even when they aren’t outright sin, even if it’s something minor unlike that of the tree and Eve, the filling things of the world have that tendency to seem like a provision for the hole only God can fill in,” she said.