The goal of fasting is to draw nearer to God. Biblical fasting always has to do with eliminating distractions for a spiritual purpose. It prepares our hearts for all the good things God desires to bring into our lives. Remember, your personal fast should present a level of challenge, but it is very important to know your body, your options, and, most importantly, to seek God in prayer and follow what the Holy Spirit leads you to do.
Types of Fast
In this type of fast, you drink only liquids, typically water with light juices as an option. You could choose to do a complete fast for all or just a portion of the 21 days. You could also begin with a complete fast for a few days and then finish with a selective fast.
This type of fast involves removing certain elements from your diet. One example of a selective fast is the Daniel Fast, during which you remove meat, sweets, and bread from your diet and consume water and juice for fluids and fruits and vegetables for food.
This fast involves abstaining from eating any type of food in the morning or afternoon. This can either correlate to specific times of the day, such as 6:00 am to 3:00 pm, or from sunup to sundown. You could also choose a specific meal that you will fast and replace that time with prayer.
This fast is a great addition to fasting food if you wish to refocus certain areas of your life that are out of balance. For example, you might choose to stop using social media or watching television for the duration of the fast and then carefully bring that element back into your life in healthy doses at the conclusion of the fast.
2020 Church Fast
We are fasting 21 days in the month of January as a church. Though you may choose to fast at other times of the year this is a special time for our entire church to seek God together. We are believing God to see breakthroughs in our personal lives and in our church body.