Fasting, Discipline, and Self-control explains the great gain that is obtainable from fasting. Fasting can be absolute (dry), with water, or partial. But it is to be combined with prayer, Bible reading and meditation, praising and worshipping God, and searching your heart for any hidden sin or evil motive. And you must learn to discipline yourself, if you want to achieve the results you desire. Your body and fleshly desires must be controlled so that you can please God.