A CALL TO FASTING
2019 is the year for the Abundant Life Church to Shift and Move Forward into greater service to God and others. We will begin transitioning the entire church to serve at new and greater levels. Jesus said “if you want to be great you must be a servant of all” (Matt. 20:26).
Whether you are a member or attendee of Abundant Life we encourage you to participate in the 21 day fast. God has a blessing in store for you. God will be faithful to do His part and we must be faithful to do ours. It’s up to each one of us to be in position to receive when God brings greater opportunities our way.
WHY DOES ABUNDANT LIFE FAST AS A CHURCH?
Fasting will bring us into a deeper, more intimate, and more powerful relationship with the Lord by helping us to develop discipline and sensitivity to his spirit. By removing foods from our diet, it trains us to exert self-control over our physical selves so we can cultivate the discipline necessary for spiritual growth. Furthermore, as we cut out distractions and press into God, our spirit becomes uncluttered by the things of this world and more sensitive to the Lord. Through fasting, we put ourselves in a position where we can gain a greater sense of purpose and focus individually and collectively. Our desire is that this fast will move all of us to a new level of faith and fruitfulness.
TYPES OF FASTS
A Daniel fast is when you give up all animal products, sweets, processed food and caffeine, maintaining a healthy diet of whole grains, fruits and vegetables. In depth-guidelines for a Daniel Fast can be found in the link below.
A partial fast is when, instead of restricting the food you can eat, you restrict the time you can eat it. For example, you may choose to skip lunch each day or choose to not eat between the hours of 6am and 6pm.
A liquid fast is when you only consume liquids. Depending on the guidelines you set for yourself, liquids may include items like smoothies and protein shakes or be as restrictive as clear liquids or water.