Fasting is like taking a break from certain things, usually food, for a little while. It’s a special time when people might choose to eat less or skip certain treats to spend more time with God. It’s a bit like giving your stomach a break to focus on your heart and soul. People do it to feel closer to God and to show they can put important things above everyday comforts for a little bit.
It is a practice observed by some Christians as a way of spiritual discipline. It is often done during specific religious seasons, such as Lent in many Christian denominations, or as an individual discipline for seeking a deeper connection with God, repentance, or seeking guidance. The specific rules and traditions surrounding fasting can vary among Christian denominations.