This weekend is Commitment Weekend and I am so fired up to see what God is going to do through C3 the next two weekends! As we prepare to bring our commitments this weekend, I wanted to invite you to join us in three days of praying and fasting, starting Sunday evening, November 15. We will conclude the fast at 20/20 Night on Wednesday, November 18 with a Night of Prayer at 7:00pm.
We are praying and fasting as we seek God for what He wants us to do the following weekend for Miracle Offering Weekend on November 21 and 22.
If this is your first time fasting, here is some information, and you can find more resources on c3church.com or in the Source.
What is Fasting?
The fast is a spiritual discipline designed to better connect us with God. As a church, we are fasting to prepare our hearts for what God is going to do, and to stretch our faith to believe Him for big miracles. The best way to do this is to redirect our food source. This is accomplished through substituting our regular food intake with Bible reading, praying, and journaling. The overall goal is to experience a genuine hunger for spending time with God and to grow our faith in what God can do!
Normally, fasting means to abstain from food 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.
Purposes of Fasting:
A) To express love and surrender toward God through an act of sacrifice personal to ourselves.
B) To express distress, grief, or repentance.
C) To prepare for a time of spiritual struggle, decision making, or service.
D) To declare our willingness to put aside things in this life that may hinder our spiritual growth or relationship to God.
E) To remind ourselves that the physical world, and the life we live in it, is temporary, partial, and fadingâ€¦and that the spiritual world is real, complete, and eternal.
F) To help us find balance in our lives between the physical and the spiritual.
G) To express discipline over our physical lives.