Set your intention for your fast and don\’t allow others to deter you from your spiritual goals regardless of how much they protest.
The Alabaster Box
The women who broke the alabaster box, pouring the precious ointment on Jesus\’ head, had her intention set! She didn’t allow the ridicule of onlookers to discourage her. When those who watched became indignant, viewing the use of the ointment as a waste of a precious resource, their protest fell on deaf ears (Mark 14:3-5).
The woman knew full well that she had entered the home of a Pharisee, where Jesus was, and she knew that they viewed her as a sinner (Luke 7:37-38). Regardless of their distain for her, she continued with her intent, \”and began to wash His feet with tears, and did wipe them with the hairs of her head, and kissed His feet, and anointed them with the ointment.\”
As a result, Jesus said, \”And truly, I say to you, wherever the gospel is proclaimed in the whole world, what she has done will be told in memory of her.” (Mat 26:13)
When you understand your purpose for fasting, you won\’t be easily swayed from your goal.
Jesus honors those that honor him.
1 Samuel 2:30