The goal of fasting is to draw closer to God by humbling ourselves, denying ourselves, removing distractions and focusing on the goodness and mercy of God and prepare our hearts for all the good things God desires to bring into our lives. Filling our minds with His Word and praying, worshipping and listening. Saying “No” to something good in order to say “Yes” to something better. 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.
Types of Fasts
In this type of fast, you drink only liquids, typically water with light juices as an option. Broth or soup may be included as options.
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, and bread from your diet and consume water and juice for fluids and fruits and vegetables for food.
This fast is sometimes called the “Jewish Fast” and involves abstaining from eating any type of food for a set amount of time, daily. This can either correlate to specific times of the day, such as 6:00 am to 3:00 pm, or from sunup to sundown.
This fast is a great option if you do not have much experience fasting food, have health issues that prevent you from fasting food, or if you wish to refocus certain areas of your life that are out of balance. For example, you might choose to stop using social media or watching television for the duration of the fast and then carefully bring that element back into your life in healthy doses at the conclusion of the fast.
Join us as we give up something good to experience something great during our 21 days of prayer and fasting.
1 Corinthians 7:5