Fasting

fruit-vegetableThe Daniel fast, as explained in the weekend service, is a spiritual discipline designed to better connect us with God. As a church, we are fasting in order to deepen our relationship with God and to walk in step with His plan and purpose. One way to do this found in the Scriptures is to redirect our food source. This is accomplished through substituting our regular food intake with Bible reading, praying and listening or journaling. The overall goal is to experience a genuine hunger for spending time with God.

I encourage you to even consider fasting with another family in the church. Share meals together. Spend time eating and praying together as a Body of Christ. To download the complete guide prepared for this fast you can click here. Here is the health plan and the cookbook I mentioned in the Sunday service.

Timeline:
Monday, February 29: 24-hour Liquid Fast
Drink water, natural fruit juice and herbal caffeine-free tea (supper Sunday, February 28 will be the last meal and resume meals Tuesday, March 1).
Tuesday, March 1: Begin the “Daniel Fast”
Begin to introduce meals with pure foods of fruits and vegetables.
This plan will continue for the next 9 days.
Wednesday, March 9: Break the Fast
We will come together as a church family and end the fast with communion at Grace Community Church with a prayer service at 6pm as part of the monthly Prayer Vigil.

Congratulations on your commitment to fast with Grace Community Church! I am excited to share what will occur over these 10 days. I am looking forward to seeing God move in my own life and the life of His Church as we seek to simply be with Him more intentionally.
We know that He will work in ways we could never have imagined. Together, we will take this journey. And together, we will go the distance! I wish you all of God’s best during this time.

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