Daniel Fast/ Season of Sacrifice
January 9, 2022 @ 12:00 pm - January 30, 2022 @ 12:00 pm
One event on June 12, 2021 at 12:00 pm
During these 21 days we desire that everyone in the church would fast in some way, if possible, and dedicate time to seek God in prayer for your own personal walk with God, our church, and our community.
It’s understood that there are health conditions and occupational situations, that inhibit many from traditional fasting. In light of that we’ve included a link (Fasting Tips) that gives many creative fasts that are both challenging and safe for you. If food is not an option for fasting many people will choose to fast media and other nonessential things. Media, such as the internet (non-work related), TV, nonspiritual books, sports, etc. The idea is that something is given up, and that time and energy is channeled into our pursuit of God.
Our prayer is that through this time, we as a church body would develop a deeper walk with the Lord, and a greater awareness of His direction for us as the Body of Christ.
Daniel Fast Guidelines:
“Please test your servants for ten days, and let them give us vegetables to eat and water to drink.”
Daniel 10:3 KJV
“I ate no pleasant food, no meat or wine came into my mouth, nor did I anoint myself at all, till three whole weeks were fulfilled.”
Put more simply; you may eat the following.
All fruits. These can be fresh, frozen, dried, juiced or canned. Fruits include but are not limited to apples, apricots, bananas, blackberries, blueberries, boysenberries, cantaloupe, cherries, cranberries, figs, grapefruit, grapes, guava, honeydew melon, kiwi, lemons, limes, mangoes, nectarines, oranges, papayas, peaches, pears, pineapples, plums, prunes, raisins, raspberries, strawberries, tangelos, tangerines, watermelon
All vegetables. These can be fresh, frozen, dried, juiced or canned. Vegetables include but are not limited to artichokes, asparagus, beets, broccoli, Brussels sprouts, cabbage, carrots, cauliflower, celery, chili peppers, collard greens, corn, cucumbers, eggplant, garlic, ginger root, kale, leeks, lettuce, mushrooms, mustard greens, okra, onions, parsley, potatoes, radishes, rutabagas, scallions, spinach, sprouts, squashes, sweet potatoes, tomatoes, turnips, watercress, yams, zucchini, veggie burgers are an option if you are not allergic to soy.
All whole grains, including but not limited to whole wheat, brown rice, millet, quinoa, oats, barley, grits, whole wheat pasta, whole wheat tortillas, rice cakes and popcorn.
All nuts and seeds, including but not limited to sunflower seeds, cashews, peanuts, sesame. Also nut butters including peanut butter.
All legumes. These can be canned or dried. Legumes include but are not limited to dried beans, pinto beans, split peas, lentils, black eyed peas, kidney beans, black beans, cannellini beans, white beans.
All quality oils including but not limited to olive, canola, grape seed, peanut, and sesame.
Beverages: spring water, distilled water or other pure waters.
Other: tofu, soy products, vinegar, seasonings, salt, herbs and spices.
When going on a Daniel fast, or any type of fast, if you have questions outside of what Scripture says, prayerfully seek the Lord and be led by the Spirit for the specifics for your personal fast.