Are You Ready?

Are you ready to see God work in your life? Are you ready to see God work in your finances? Are you ready to see God work in your family? Are you ready to see God work in our church? Are you ready to fast and pray and seek God’s face?

If you are ready, or you’re not ready, here are some things to do to get ready…

1. Have a journal if you don’t already have one so you can write down what God speaks to you and what you see Him do.
2. Purchase Jentezen Franklin’s book, Fasting, which we have in the Source.
3. Start preparing for your meals (go to the grocery store, research recipes)

Remember to check out the website for the list of what you can and cannot eat while fasting.

For those of you who are planners and are starting to make trips to the grocery store, I have posted a few of my favorite fasting recipes.

Grandma’s Homemade Harvest Time Soup:

1/4 cup chopped onion
1 cup (one 8 oz can) Hunt’s Tomato Sauce
1 3/4 cups stewed tomatoes, undrained
1/2 cup water
1 tsp. dried parsley flakes
1 cup cut green beans, rinsed and drained
1 cup sliced carrots, rinsed and drained
1/3 cup frozen whole kernel corn
**This recipe originally calls for 8 oz of turkey or beef, but you can substitute with 1 can of black or kidney beans
Also, I like to add okra to my vegetable soups!

In a large saucepan sprayed with butter-flavored cooking spray, saute the onions until tender. Add tomato sauce, undrained tomatoes, water, parsley flakes, green beans, and carrots. Mix well to combine. Bring mixture to a boil. Stir in peas and corn. Lower heat and simmer 10 minutes.

White Chili:

4 (1lb) cans great Northern beans, drained
3 cans vegetable broth
1 cup water
1 1/4 cup onions, chopped
2 cloves garlic, minced
1/2 tsp. salt
1 (4 oz) can chopped green chilies
1 1/2 tsp. cumin
1 tsp. dried oregano
1/4 tsp. ground red pepper
1/4 tsp. ground cloves

Place all ingredients in large (5 quart) heavy pot. Bring to a boil, reduce heat, and simmer at least 30 minutes.

OR

Put all ingredients in a crock pot and cook.

Taco Soup:

32 oz. vegetable broth
1 jar of salsa
2 cups frozen corn
1 can black beans (rinsed and drained)

Put all ingredients in a sauce pan together and heat for 15-20 minutes. Ready to serve!

When you go shopping, make sure you gets lots of fruits and vegetables that you can have at home throughout the ten days. Fruits and vegetables are quick and easy to eat when you get really hungry or feeling a little sluggish!

Can’t wait to get started,

Martha

  • Alicia

    Thank you for posting the meals! I was able to go back to your blogs from September and find some from the last fast too.
    It makes it so much easier for me!

  • Dan

    I am ready to see God move in me and the churches life through those 10 days. thanks for the recipes

  • Lynn Thomas

    Here is a link I found for recipes for the Daniel Fast:
    http://www.christ-web.com/missions/farho/daniel-fast-recipes

  • Cory & Robin Papworth

    Martha, your blog is going to be a life ring for us! Thanks for offering up so much good information! We look forward to reading your posts and watching God’s mighty spirit tidal wave through our church.
    God’s blessings to you and your family!