Looking at Chapter 4 (Discipline of Fasting)
I think the quote Foster used at the beginning of this chapter was very apropos:
“Some have exalted religious fasting beyond all Scripture and reason; and others have utterly disregarded it.” – John Wesley
Fasting seems to have a way of getting to the very center of you, both physically and spiritually; which is probably why Foster considers it an inner discipline. Any time you take on your flesh, head-on, you are in for an epic fight. Paul said he found “another law in my members, warring against the law of my mind” (Romans 7:21-23). Yet he fought to “put under” his body (1 Cor 9:27). As born again believers we live with an “enemy in the camp” and we not only have to be on alert but often in “hand to hand” battle. Fasting is a weapon in that fight. I find that when I get past the first few days, I seem much clearer and stronger. What about you?