We each have a God-shaped hole in our hearts. It was created by God and is for God. Why would He do such a thing?! Why would He make our hearts incomplete without Him? It's because we are created for Heaven! To be with Him forever! This hole is our reminder that we are on a journey to the homeland. Doesn't it feel good to know that you're not home yet? That your joy is not yet complete?
When we pray to God about our hearts yearning for Him, He will often give us a moment, a consolation, a glimpse of what is to come.
When we fast and we feel that God-shaped hole, our hearts are directed to Heaven. The things of the Earth start to hold less value because we see that they are passing. Our fasting is a cry out to God that we can't be happy without Him! More about fasting to come..