HOW TO SUCCEED IN YOUR FAST
IDENTIFY THE PURPOSE OF YOUR FAST
Are you seeking clarity for a particular situation? Identifying the purpose of your fast will help you to stay on track with your focus
COME WITH YOUR HEART TURNED TOWARDS GOD
We must come into this time with a humble heart, acknowledging that God’s strength is made perfect in our weakness. When we approach God this way, our hearts are open to the word God will release towards us.
BE INTENTIONAL WITH MEDITATING ON GOD’S WORD
When we fast, it should be a given that distractions and temptations will be thrown our way. We must meditate on God’s word so that we do not miss out on what He wants to reveal to us.
TYPES OF FASTS
Drinking only liquids, typically water with light juices as an option.
Removing certain elements from your diet. Example: The Daniel Fast - Removing meat, sweets, and bread from your diet. Primarily consuming water and juice for fluids and fruits and vegetables for food.
Sometimes called the “Jewish Fast.” Involves abstaining from eating any type of food in the morning and afternoon. This can either correlate to specific times of the day, such as 6AM-3PM, or from Sunup to Sundown.
This is a great option if fasting food is not an option for you due to health issues. The focus of this is to refocus on things in your life that are out of balance. Example: Social Media, TV
WHAT IS THE GOAL OF FASTING?
IT’S SIMPLE. TO DRAW NEAR TO GOD.
Biblical fasting always has to do with eliminating distractions for a spiritual purpose: it hits the reset button of our soul and renews us from the inside out.
It also enables us to celebrate the goodness and mercy of God and prepares our heart for all the good things God desires to bring into our lives.
Remember, your personal fast should present a level of challenge, but it is very important to know your body, your options, and to seek God
WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS OF FASTING?
Fasting is an integral part of developing our relationship with Christ.
It’s a time where we quiet ourselves from the distractions around us, so we can hear God more clearly.
FASTING ISN’T ABOUT LOSING WEIGHT.
FASTING IS ABOUT GAINING VISION.