We all would love things to get better faster. We want to get over our sickness faster, cook a meal faster, lose weight faster and shut the dog up faster! Faster is better in many things. We have a need for speed!
Fasting can be a great accelerator. It is not a magic elixir that guarantees to solve all our problems in 21 doses but it does have the capacity to accelerate our wisdom, strength, obedience, favor and much more. Nehemiah was moved by the needs of his country, sat down and wept and mourned for many days. He was fasting and praying before the God of Heaven. Then he sprung into action with new wisdom, faith and courage. He rebuilt the wall around Jerusalem in 52 days. 52 Days! This city and wall had been rubble for decades and had many adversaries and enemies yet Nehemiah had rapid results! I know we have destruction and rubble in our life. I know we have adversaries both internally and externally. I know others say it will never work and it can never happen. Seek God. Fast and pray. Go get your breakthrough anyway. Get it sooner instead of later!