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Tuesday, December 30, 2008

The Fasting Movement

Only 4 more days until the 21-day fast begins at my church. I've only tried it once before, lol. I lasted 2 days. I wasn't prepared though, I know what my issue was. However, this time I am ready and prepared.

Our church is doing the Daniel's Fast .... Jentezen Franklin has GREAT resources on his site about doing the Daniel's Fast.

Here's the food guidelines .....

Foods You May Eat:
  • Whole Grains:
    Brown Rice, Oats, Barley
  • Legumes:
    Dried Beans, Pinto Beans, Split Peas, Lentils, Black Eyed Peas
  • Fruits:
    Apples, Apricots, Bananas, Blackberries, Blueberries, Boysenberries, Cantaloupe, Cherries, Cranberries, Oats, Figs, Grapefruit, Grapes, Guava, Honeydew Melon, Kiwi, Lemons, Limes, Mangoes, Nectarines, Papayas, Peaches, Pears, Pineapples, Plums, Prunes, Raisins, Raspberries, Strawberries, Tangelos, Tangerines, Watermelon
  • Vegetables:
    Artichokes, Asparagus, Beets, Broccoli, Brussels Sprouts, Cabbage, Carrots, Cauliflower, Celery, Chili Peppers, Corn, Cucumbers, Eggplant, Garlic, Gingerroot, Kale, Leeks, Lettuce, Mushrooms, Mustard Greens, Okra, Onions, Parsley, Potatoes, Radishes, Rutabagas, Scallions, Spinach, Sprouts, Squashes, Sweet Potatoes, Tomatoes, Turnips, Watercress, Yams, Zucchini, veggie burgers are an option if you not allergic to soy.
  • Liquids:
    Spring Water, Distilled Water, 100% All-Natural Fruit Juices, 100% All Natural Vegetable Juices. You may also drink protein drinks.
  • Others:
    Seeds, Nuts, Sprouts
Foods to Avoid:
  • Meat
  • White Rice
  • Fried Foods
  • Caffeine
  • Carbonated Beverages
  • Foods Containing Preservatives or Additives
  • Refined Sugar
  • Sugar Substitutes
  • White Flour and All Products Using It
  • Margarine, Shortening, High Fat Products
Remember:
  • The Daniel Fast will lead to spiritual insight. "to those four young men God gave knowledge".
  • The Daniel Fast is longer than one day. These young men fasted for ten days.
  • The Daniel Fast is a partial fast. They ate, but only vegetables and water.
  • The Daniel Fast requires abstinence from party or junk foods.
  • There is no indication that they ever began to eat the king's food.
I would like to grow my relationship with God and that is why I'm joining in on the fast this year. I am fasting for a financial breakthrough and my marriage. Both need a tender touch from God.

Have you ever fasted before? Do you have any tips?

I found a bunch of recipes by doing a simple search online. I was also advised to look for vegetarian recipes and things like that.

Now, about the worship .... Check out this page: Moving Forward!

1 comment:

Aimie said...

Oh my gosh! 21 days is hard! I will pray for you to accomplish your goal.

You go girl!

I would do it with you but, no coffee, no way! :) LOL :)

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