The goal of fasting is to draw nearer to God. Biblical fasting always has to do with eliminating distractions for a spiritual purpose; it hits the reset button of our soul and renews us from the inside out. It also enables us to celebrate the goodness and mercy of God and 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.
How do I participate?
There are a few things that you can do to participate in Fast Forward.
FAST - Choose a fast that is challenging but also one that you can commit to for 21 days.
PRAY - Pray throughout the day and join us for daily prayer at Noon via Zoom.
READ - Digesting God's Word is an important part of Fast Forward. We have developed a few reading plans that you can follow.
WORSHIP - Join us for Saturday morning prayer on 1/8/21 and 1/15/21 at 9:00am as well as each Sunday at 11:00am, online or in person.
Types of Fasts
This fast calls for drinking only liquids, typically water with light juices as an option.
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, or bread from your diet and consume water and juice for fluids and fruits and vegetables for food.
This fast is sometimes called the Jewish Fast and involves abstaining from eating any type of food in the morning and 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.
This fast is common for those who do not have much experience fasting from food, who have health issues that prevent them from fasting food, or who wish to refocus certain areas of their life that are out of balance. For instance, someone might select to abstain from using social media or watching television for the duration of the fast, and then choose to carefully bring that element back into their life in an orderly fashion at the conclusion of the fast.
Daily Reading Plan
Every day at 12:00pm.
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January 8th and 15th at 9:00am in person or online.
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