Fasting for the New Year


It’s that time of the year again, when most churches engage in a corporate fast.

Fasting, in biblical terms, is a time where you diligently seek God. Believers put aside their flesh and give back to God, that which is already his. In biblical times, many fasted and prayed.

Not only is fasting good for you spiritually, but also physically.

It can assist you in weightloss and health. It can lower cholesterol and blood pressure too.

So, if you want to lose weight, why not incorporate some spiritual health also.

Things fasted:

  • No food or water for several days
  • Just water for several days
  • Only pulse (veggies)
  • No alcohol
  • No cussing
  • No fast food
  • No electronics (tv, games, phones)
  • Whatever you feel you use or do way too much

A fast takes consistent prayer and obedience.

“Obedience commands a blessing” Deuteronomy 28

Everyone should have his or her own reasons they choose to fast or not.

I previously fasted with our church because that’s what we did at the beginning of each year.

However, as I’ve grown more in my faith and I’ve learned to seek God on a personal level, fasting is totally up to me and God.

I’ve searched the web for many recipes to assist me in staying the course.

One of the sites where I’ve found the best recipes is The Ultimate Daniel Fast.

You can find many awesome recipes and tips on this site.

Our church has chosen the Ultimate Daniel Fast book 2 years since we’ve been attending. We didn’t use it last year in 2017, but we did in 2016.

I love it when I find recipes that actually taste good. These recipes are very good.

I will be posting the ones that I’ve tried along with a review and my photo of the finished product.

Do you fast? If so, when and why?

If you’ve tried any of the recipes, please leave us a comment below.

We love hearing from you.

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