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Daniel Fast

Of the 40 Days of Prayer that we will be doing starting February 13th, the last 21 days will be our “21 Days of Consecration.”  When something is consecrated, it means that it is “set aside” for God.  A similar word is “sacred.”  It should be our desire for our lives to be set aside in worship to God: for His use & glory.  In the Scriptures, you will notice that when people are seeking God, they usually give something up in the process.  It is “giving up the physical to receive the spiritual.”  For example, when people fast, they give up physical food for a short while & spend the time that they would be preparing & eating food in prayer.

For all those who are able, we will be doing the “Daniel Fast” for the 21 days.  You can read more about that below.  I will also be sharing more information about the Daniel Fast at church.

Everyone in the SR Family will be encouraged to set aside something in worship & consecration for the 21 days.  Lord willing, we will have many join in our church-wide Daniel Fast.  For those who cannot, they can still give up something for the Lord, like watching TV, video games, coffee, candy, etc.

Your motives matter!  Please noteDaniel Fast that this time of “setting aside” things is not to earn God’s love or forgiveness.  God’s love cannot be earned (He just loves us, thank the Lord!) and forgiveness is a gift that comes from Jesus’ sacrifice on the cross.  These 21 days are not about us ‘getting things,’ it is about us giving of ourselves to God.  It is a time of seeking God.  It is worship that comes from a surrendered heart.

What will you give up during our 21 Days of Consecration?

Blessings,

Pastor Jim Bradford

 

Susan Gregory has created many great resources for the Daniel Fast.

Guidelines Brochure

Starter Kit (16 pages, includes a few recipes)

“Daniel Fast For Body Soul And Spirit” (59 pages, includes more recipes, video links & a printable journal)

 

The Daniel Fast Blog

The Daniel Fast website

 

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One Response to “Daniel Fast”

  1. maria says:

    Fasting and praying is a great way to get closer to God,you can make a list of all your petitions everything you want to pray for and every day you pray for one petition from your list or you can pray every day for all of them for 21 days.fasting and prayer does work and your faith gets better and better as you continue to pray,sometimes God answers right away and if he dont,he knows why,never give up because he knows excatly what we need,one thing I do know the communication between you and the Lord is so good so clear,feels like im in heaven by his side talking and listening to him…Maria