Many people don’t know the significance of fasting, but scripture tells us we should fast. Fasting and prayer produces results. It helps you learn self control and it develops discipline.
As a believer, you should fast regularly, and especially when you need direction from God. As you fast, your primary goal should be to withdraw from the "busy-ness" of life and enter into a place of seclusion for undivided time with God.
Here are some tips on how to gain a good perspective when fasting so that you can draw closer to God.
Put God before your pleasures
Designate a specific time to talk to God
Make a list of things you want to accomplish
Increase your time reading scripture
Expect God to move
I Chronicles 20:4