Fasting isn’t about “getting” God to do something: its about intentionally taking
something OUT of your life in expectation that God will pour something IN. Its
removing something physical from your life in order to tell your body that we live by the Spirit! There are different types of fasts: The one you choose is between you and God. He will honour your best sacrifice. Here are SOME examples (see Pastor Aaron if you’d like some more ideas, recipes, and more!)Full Fast
Drink only liquids (you establish the number of days) - please consult your doctor
before fasting this way.
The Daniel Fast
Eat no meat, no sweets and no bread. Drink water and juice. Eat fruits and vegetables.
This fast can be a Full Fast, Daniel Fast or give up at least one item of food.
A partial fast is from 6:00 am to 3:00 pm or from sun up to sundown. You can select
from three types of fasting —a Full Fast, Daniel Fast or give up at least one item of food.
Give up television, movies, video games, or something else! Replace the time usually
spent on those activities in prayer, worship, and Scripture.
Scripture References for Fasting:
Matthew 6:16-18, Matthew 9:14-15, Luke 18:9-14
Relation to Prayer and Reading of the Word:
1 Samuel 1:6-8, 17-18, Nehemiah 1:4, Daniel 9:3, 20, Joel 2:12, Luke 2:37, Acts 10:30, Acts 13:2
1 Samuel 7:5-6, Ezra 8:21-23, Nehemiah 9:1-3, Joel 2:15-16, Jonah 3:5-10, Acts 27:33-37,
2 Chronicles 20
Remember that it is the attitude of a heart sincerely seeking Him to which God responds with a blessing (Isaiah 58, Jeremiah 14:12, 1 Corinthians 8:8). Be sure that whatever you give up for your time of fasting is intentionally replaced by time to hear from God: through His written Word, prayer time, worship time...you name it.