What is fasting?
The goal of fasting is to draw nearer to God. Biblical fasting always has to do with eliminating distractions for a spiritual purpose; it hits the reset button of our soul and renews us from the inside out. It also enables us to celebrate the goodness and mercy of God and prepares our hearts for all the good things God desires to bring into our lives. Remember, your personal fast should present a level of challenge, but it is very important to know your body, your options, and, most importantly, to seek God in prayer and follow what the Holy Spirit leads you to do.
This fast calls for drinking only liquids, typically water with light juices as an option.
This type of fast involves removing certain elements from your diet. One example of a selective fast is the Daniel Fast, during which you remove meat, sweets, or bread from your diet and consume water and juice for fluids and fruits and vegetables for food.
This fast is common for those who do not have much experience fasting food, who have health issues that prevent them from fasting food, or who wish to refocus certain areas of their life that are out of balance. For instance, someone might select to abstain from using social media or watching television for the duration of the fast, and then choose to carefully bring that element back into their life in an orderly fashion at the conclusion of the fast.
This fasting timeframe calls for around the clock fasting.
This fasting timeframe calls for fasting to occur from sunrise to sunset.
This fasting timeframe calls for fasting to occur from sunrise to 3pm.
Scripture on Fasting
Matthew 6:16-18 | Matthew 9:14-15 | Luke 18:9-14 | Acts 27:33-37 | Nehemiah 9:1-3
Resources on Fasting
21 Days of Prayer and Fasting is a time where we seek to know the Lord in every way imaginable as we meet with Him face to face each day. As you prepare your heart and mind for this phenomenal season of prayer—or if you are seeking resources to help you in your own personal walk with God—the following resources on prayer and fasting will help equip you for this amazing journey.
Journey with the Awakening Book
Awakening by Stovall Weems is a book that helps you discover a new approach to faith, fasting, and spiritual freedom. Awakening helps you stir up your slumbering soul.
You’ll discover how to break out of your season of dryness or get off to a great start either in the New Year or the next season in life. Take your faith-walk from a “going through the motions” or “have to” mindset to the stimulating, fresh “want to” experience of enjoying God’s presence—24/7.
The Daniel Fast
The Daniel Fast is a simple fruit and vegetable fast that will nourish you body and soul. Click here for information about the Daniel Fast.
Join the millions of people who are fasting the way Daniel fasted and prepare tasty meals that will satisfy your physical hunger as you draw closer to God.
Filled with easy instructions, simple steps, and more than 175 delicious recipes, this revised and updated edition of The Daniel Fast Made Delicious contains added spiritual inspiration for greater power and revelation to accompany you through this 21-day fast. You are more likely to stick to your fast when you can prepare delicious recipes—many of which are 100 percent gluten and dairy free
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