Today we continue our 21 day challenge through fasting for the next seven days. I believe that, through prayer and fasting, God can reveal a breakthrough and a sense of direction that you may need in your life as you begin this journey in 2014.
Ezra 8:21 and 23 says:
And there by the Ahava Canal, I gave orders for all of us to fast and humble ourselves before our God. We prayed that he would give us a safe journey and protect us, our children, and our goods as we traveled. So we fasted and earnestly prayed that our God would take care of us, and he heard our prayer.
Normally, fasting means to abstain from food and/or drink for a certain period of time as a religious practice. However, it may extend to anything that may be a source of pleasure, satisfaction or personal gratification such as technology or television.
The Daniel’s Fast is a partial fast, which means that we will eliminate some common things from our daily diet, but will have generous options available. We will focus on eating fruits and vegetables that are pure and simple. The list of suggested foods to eat will be available for you at our information desk in the lobby and also at http://c3church.com/events/mindsoulbody
As we prepare for this time of prayer and fasting, I would like to encourage you to log on to http://marthafry.org for recipes and meal planning ideas.
I also encourage you to continue reading through the bible with this extended reading plan:
1 Thessalonians/2 Thessalonians
I’m excited to see all the God is going to do. We are stronger and better together! See you at our next Hot Night on Thursday January 16th!