At the beginning of every year we set aside time to fast as a church and seek God for what He wants to do that year.
Thank you for joining us for this year's fast, we look forward to all God is going to do in 2020!
Below are resources for you should you take time to fast throughout the year individually.
Why We Fast
Fasting has the potential for significant impact in our lives. Through fasting and prayer, the Holy Spirit can transform your life and God can speak directly to you in new and powerful ways.
Fasting and prayer can also work on a much larger scale. According to Scripture, we are convinced that when God’s people fast with a proper Biblical motive – seeking God’s face not His hand – with a broken, repentant, and contrite spirit, God will hear from heaven and heal our lives, our churches, our communities, our nation and world. Fasting and prayer can bring about a change in the direction of our nation, the nations of earth and the fulfillment of the Great Commission.
If you do not already know of the power and importance of fasting, here are some important facts:
Fasting was an expected discipline in both the Old and New Testament eras. For example, Moses fasted at least two recorded 40-day periods. Jesus fasted 40 days and reminded His followers to fast, “when you fast,” not if you fast.
Fasting is a Biblical way to truly humble yourself in the sight of God (Psalm 35:13; Ezra 8:21). King David said, “I humble myself through fasting.”
The Holy Spirit will quicken the Word of God in your heart and His truth will become more meaningful to you!
Fasting can transform your prayer life into a richer and more personal experience.
Fasting can result in a dynamic personal revival in your own life – and make you a channel of revival to others.
Types of Fasts
TYPES OF FASTS
Biblical fasting is, very simply, denying oneself something for the sake of seeking and honoring God. Fasting is a way of eliminating distractions and focusing directly on God. In addition to food, you can also fast from other things that keep you connected to the world. These may include television, social media, video games and more. Listed below are a few common type of fasts.
This type of fast is not determined by cutting certain foods out of your diet but by restricting your diet to liquids only. Juicing is very common on these fasts. Even when fasting it is still very important to make sure your body is getting the nutrients it needs. Juicing fruits and vegetables, whole fruit smoothies, and staying hydrated with pure water are all good ways to do this.
The Daniel Fast
This type of fast is based out of Daniel 10:2-3. One of the great things about the Daniel Fast is that you are not limited to any specific amount of food, but rather to the kinds of food you can eat.
Meats and Sweets Fast
This type of fast is where you eliminate all meats and sweets from your diet.
This type of fast is where you eliminate the watching of TV for the duration of your fast.
Social Media Fast
This type of fast is where you eliminate the use of any social media including Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Periscope, Snapchat, ect.