As a community we will
be participating in the Daniel Fast. The Daniel Fast is a partial fast focusing on eating whole grains, vegetables, and fruits, while abstaining from all animal products (meats and dairy), fried foods, processed foods, added sugars etc.
Fasting is not just about “giving something up.” We fast to
worship. We fast as a spiritual
discipline to refocus ourselves on Christ as we begin this year. Our lives are often overwhelmed with
distractions and things we seek instead of God.
Our goal of fasting is to let go of some of these distractions and
create space to draw closer to his heart and hear his voice. We are reminded about how dependent we are on
Him for our every need. During your
fast be encouraged by a devotional reading each day.
Spend time reading the Bible, praying, reflecting, journaling, and
experiencing his presence. Join with us
as we encourage one another and journey together for 21 days!
If you have health issues or are on any medication, always consult your doctor first before changing your diet.
LENGTH OF FAST:
21 days starting Sunday, January 9th through Saturday, January 29th.
FOODS TO EAT:
Fruits, vegetables, nuts, beans, seeds and whole grain foods.
FOODS TO AVOID:
Animal products, dairy products, processed foods, fried foods, preservatives, artificial ingredients, sweeteners, alcohol, caffeine, etc.
IDEAS & RECIPES:
You can do an easy search online for additional recipe ideas or make your own, here are some below:
FOR THOSE UNABLE TO DO A DANIEL FAST, SOME OTHER FASTING SUGGESTIONS:
Media: Television, Internet, Social Media, etc.
Certain Foods: Sweets, sugar, ice cream or anything that you may eat too much of.
Certain Beverages: Coffee, soda, alcohol, caffeinated drinks or anything you may drink too much of.