Matthew 6:16-18 (KJV)
16 Moreover when ye fast, be not, as the hypocrites, of a sad countenance: for they disfigure their faces, that they may appear unto men to fast. Verily I say unto you, They have their reward.
17 But thou, when thou fastest, anoint thine head, and wash thy face;
18 That thou appear not unto men to fast, but unto thy Father which is in secret: and thy Father, which seeth in secret, shall reward thee openly.
Jesus clearly wanted every Born-Again believer to know that Fasting was never meant to be a spectator sport. In fact, Jesus said that from a physical observation, no man should even know you are fasting. Fasting is a private declaration from you to your Heavenly Father. Fasting is a Chosen time you have set aside to fellowship with Almighty God! And when you secretly do so, your Heavenly Father becomes so Thrilled that you would Honor Him in such a way that He rewards you Openly for ALL to see. Open Rewards and Blessings, simply because you were obedient to Christ Words "When you Fast"
Prayer: Our Father who art in Heaven, Hallowed be thy name. Thy kingdom come. Thy will be done in earth as it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread and Forgive us our debts, as we Forgive our debtors. Lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil. For thine is the Kingdom and the Power, and the Glory, Forever. Amen