Join Us on the Journey | January 13th-20th
Monday through Friday (14th-18th) from 7am-8am we will open the sanctuary for you to pray with us. Stay the whole hour or stop in for a few minutes on your way to work! Everyone is welcome.
HOW TO BEGIN
Start with a clear goal. Be specific. Why are you fasting? Do you need direction, healing, restoration of marriage or family issues? Are you facing financial difficulties? Ask the Holy Spirit for guidance. Pray daily & read the Bible.
Be honest with God. Let him know where you need help. Ask the Holy Spirit to reveal areas of weakness. Invite him to challenge & change you over the course of your fast. Watch as he expands your vision and strengthens your faith.
DECIDING WHAT TO FAST
Fasting is about giving something up for a time in order to seek God in a deeper way. It’s not about losing weight, it’s about gaining vision! The type of fast you choose is up to you. Whether you choose to follow biblical examples & give up food or apply the same principle to other areas of life like TV or social media, we believe that as you remove distractions you will hear from God in a clearer way.
DECIDING HOW LONG
You’re invited to come on the journey for the next 7 days to fast & pray together! Feel free to adapt the period of time to what is healthy for you. Fasting is not an obligation, it’s an opportunity to go deeper in our walk with God. Use wisdom & pray for guidance. If it’s your first time fasting, decide what you can commit to and go for it!
WHAT TO EXPECT
When you fast your body detoxifies, eliminating toxins from your system. This can cause mild discomfort such as headaches and irritability during withdrawal from caffeine and sugars. And naturally, you will have hunger pains. Limit your activity & exercise moderately. Take time to rest. Fasting brings about miraculous results. You are following Jesus’ example when you fast. Spend time listening to praise & worship. Pray as often as you can throughout the day. Get away from the normal distractions as much as possible & keep your heart & mind set on seeking God.