WHAT MIGHT GOD DO THIS YEAR?
Throughout the Bible, God's people have set aside times to fast and pray together. During these seasons, Christians choose to abstain from something in order to heighten their focus on the Lord.
This January, Christ Community will be fasting together for 21 days. During that time, we'll pray together for God to move in incredible ways.
The fasting doesn't earn us extra favor with God--Jesus has given us all that we need in that department--but it does remind us that our spiritual needs are more important than our physical.
Many people choose to abstain from food in some way during this time. But if that's not an option for you, perhaps consider giving up something else that's a major part of your routine like social media or television.
As we fast, we'll go to the Lord and pray for Him to move. God answers the prayers of His people, so let's start they year off in prayer. What might God do in and through us this year?
- Abstain from all food, observing a juice and water fast only
- Abstain from all meats and sweets, having only vegetables and other foods (The Daniel Fast)
- Abstain from one full meal a day (breakfast, lunch, or dinner) committing that time in prayer and reading God's Word.
- Abstaining from something that you do regularly: television, social media, etc.
Be sure to consult your doctor before making drastic changes to your diet.
HOW WILL YOU FAST?
Let us know how you plan to participate so we can pray for you!
DOWNLOAD THE DEVOTIONAL
Use this devotional to guide your time with the Lord over these 21 days. In it you'll find scripture readings and devotional thoughts as well as a guide for praying during the fast.