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21 day FAST 2021
We are starting 2021 with our annual 21 day fast beginning Sunday, January 10th! Fasting is a Spiritual discipline described in the Bible for seeking more of God’s fullness. It is our hope that through fasting we are able to shift our priorities to see what God has for each of us.
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A Biblical Fast is the act of willingly abstaining from some or all food for a period of time. There are many different ways to do this and we have listed some popular fasts below.
Fasting allows us to incorporate more moments of prayer and attention onto God during our day. Choose something to do such as prayer, reading your Bible or worship during the time you would have spent eating.
Without a purpose and plan, it’s not Christian fasting; it’s just going hungry. Ask Holy Spirit to show you the purpose for your fast. Perhaps you want to fast for spiritual insight or on-behalf of a loved one who is not a Christian.
Types of fasts
Participants in this fast will stop eating meat, sweets and dairy for the duration of their fast. This fast comes out of the book of Daniel.
A partial fast is not eating food for a specific portion of the day. For example, you could fast from all food for a 6 hour period, two days of the week, or for a 12 hour period, 1 day of the week.
Abstaining from all foods; only intake of liquids. Some choose to do this over a few days or one
day a week for the entirety of the 21 day fast.
"Fasting reminds us that we are sustained ‘by every word that proceeds from the mouth of God’. Food does not sustain us, God sustains us. Therefore, in experiences of fasting we are not so much abstaining from food as we are feasting on the word of God."
- Richard J. Foster, Celebration of Discipline: The Path to Spiritual Growth