Start your year off on the right foot and move forward into 2017 by fasting. Every year our church does a 21-day fast together so we can lean in to what God is going to do — and we know it will be immeasurably more than we can ask or imagine according to Ephesians 3:20.
We will fast starting Mon, Jan 9 and end together at our Night of Worship on Sun, Jan 29.
Simply stated, biblical fasting is refraining from food for a spiritual purpose. According to the Bible, there are three responsibilities of every Christian: give, pray and fast. Biblical fasting takes a lot of discipline and strength — strength which you can only receive from God. Your private discipline will bring you rewards in Heaven, says Matthew 6. When you give God your first through fasting, prayer and giving, you set the course for the entire year.
WHY SHOULD I FAST?
Are you in need of healing or a miracle?
Do you need the tender touch of God in your life?
Is there a dream inside you that only He can make possible?
Are you in need of a fresh encounter?
Do you desire a deeper, more intimate and powerful relationship with the Lord?
Are you ready to have heightened sensitivity to the desires of God?
Do you need to break away from bondages that have been holding you hostage?
Is there a friend or loved one that needs Salvation?
Do you desire to know God’s will for your life?
TYPES OF FASTS
There are several types of fasting. The one you choose is between you and God. He will honor your best sacrifice.
Drink only liquids (you establish the number of days).
The Daniel Fast
Eat no meat, no sweets and no bread. Drink water and juice. Eat fruits and vegetables.
This fast can be a Full Fast, Daniel Fast or give up at least one item of food.
A partial fast is from 6a to 3p or from sun up to sundown. You can select from three types of fasting —a Full Fast, Daniel Fast or give up at least one item of food.