All Church Fast 2014
By Pastor Dave | December 12, 2013
We are excited to begin the new year once again with prayer & fasting. This year we are doing something a little different from previous years regarding our annual fasting and prayer. Normally we have done a 21 Day Daniel Fast but this year we are asking our church family to do a complete 3 Day Fast of only water. Along with fasting we are asking each one to "unplug"! That means avoid TV, social media and all things of that nature to give our hearts totally to prayer and fasting during those three days.
If for whatever reason you cannot do a total three day fast then we are asking that you do the Daniel Fast during those days. In Daniel 1 and 10 Daniel only ate vegetables and fruits and drank only water to honor the Lord.
Here are some suggestions to do before you begin the fast:
- FAST AS A SPIRITUAL COMMITMENT
- BEFORE BEGINNING THE FAST, WRITE DOWN A PLAN AND MAKE A VERBAL COMMITMENT TO THE LORD.
- WRITE DOWN THE SPECIFIC THINGS YOU WILL BE PRAYING AND FASTING ABOUT.
These are some quotes taken from members of Solid Rock who have done the Daniel Fast in past years:
~God is so faithful! After months of no work, the phone is finally starting to ring again. Jobs are booked out until March. We were able to make our first mortgage payment after three months without work.~
~I have a seriously long way to go, but I see God's grace and mercy pervading my thoughts and encouraging me!~
~WOW - I'm reading scripture with a whole new perspective. It's amazing and I'm not sure I can put into words the difference and depth. I've just 'heard' God and really begged to hear Him on a more constant intimate level
and He's answered me.~
~My prayer life has gone nuts!~
~A chronic leg pain that has gone on for years went away within minutes of praying!~
~I've asked Him to cleanse me and show me my sins - He does that. I've asked Him to give me HIS desires and He really has.~
~I've decided to extend my fast to 40 days. I LOVE this closeness and don't want it to end!!! I don't love being on the fast, but I love the connection and motivation.~
These are just a few of the comments people have sent to me regarding the Daniel Fast. GET READY church for God to do some awesome miracles in your life that will blow you away!
*If you want to know more about the Daniel Fast and the foods associated with it here are a couple good websites to check out: http://danielfast.wordpress.com/daniel-fast-food-list/ or http://www.daniel-fast.com/index.html.
I'm very excited to see what God is going to do in each of our lives as we commit to this precious time with the HIM!