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For those who live according to the flesh set their minds on the things of the flesh, but those who live according to the Spirit, the things of the Spirit. 

Romans 8:5

The Daniel Fast is a biblically-based partial fast – meaning that some foods are eaten and others are restricted. The fast is typically 21 consecutive days after the New Year and is similar to a vegan eating plan with more restrictions and only water as a beverage. This is based out of Daniel 10 in which Daniel the Prophet ate no meat, bread or wine for 21 days. The purpose is to have a quiet time with the Lord during this period so your faith and intimacy with him will grow. I was first introduced to the Daniel Fast when I briefly attended New City Church. My current church Hillsong Phoenix is doing a corporate fast as a church to start off 2018. I haven’t decided to what extent I’m going to fast but I feel this will be a good thing for me to do with my church.

On the twenty-fourth day of the same month, the Israelites gathered together, fasting and wearing sackcloth and putting dust on their heads. Those of Israelite descent had separated themselves from all foreigners. They stood in their places and confessed their sins and the sins of their ancestors. They stood where they were and read from the Book of the Law of the Lord their God for a quarter of the day, and spent another quarter in confession and in worshiping the Lord their God.

Nehemiah 9:1-3 (NIV)


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This is something I’ve been praying about. A few months ago I tried a fast. But I really didn’t keep up with it. In fact, I can’t even remember what it was that I fasted. Anyway, I’ve shut myself from the world the past few weeks to get myself back on track with God. Did a lot of reading. But I wanted something a little more. The Starving Jesus tour is coming to Cornerstone Thursday. I have been following the two men on the tour and the impact they are making on churches through their website. They are challenging church members to get off their butts and do something for Christ. This is where I am at. Putting my faith into action. I know I have a gift of service. I put a lot of my time into my church. Tomorrow I am going with my church to Libery House to do volunteer work. This is ironic because tomorrow would have been my 10 year wedding anniversary. What an awesome thing to do something awesome for Christ on what may be a difficult day for me. I have also started a 40 day fast. I decided to fast from red meat. And this time I am letting people know to keep me accountable. I will be doing it during the duration of the Starving Jesus 40 day tour. I will be challenged most when I go to Boston because I am all about food when I go there. I look forward to this being a time of drawing near to God. He has been so awesome to me!

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