Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness, for they will be filled.
Fasting gets us back in touch with spiritual hunger. The more we put aside what we have, the more we long for what God has. Now, I am not talking about putting aside food forever, obviously.
Seeking God awakens the soul to a deeper nutrition than what food provides. Going without food (or whatever) helps us to realize that our appetites often crave things that won't ever satisfy.
WE ARE DRIVEN BY OUR APPETITES. ALWAYS EATING. NEVER FULL.
The problem lies with what fuels our appetites because the promise of fulfillment is attached to a hunger for the right things.
Do you hunger for righteousness?
Do you thirst for righteousness?
YOU WILL KNOW BY THIS FOLLOWUP QUESTION:
Are you satisfied?