WHAT IS A FAST?
Simply stated, Biblical fasting is refraining from food for a spiritual purpose.
WHY SHOULD I FAST?
Fasting allows us to bring our flesh, our bodies, under our control. It opens doors of healing and miracles, releases an unhindered touch of God in our lives, and allows Him to make possible the dreams and destinies inside of us. It satisfies our need of a fresh encounter, opens up a deeper, more intense and intimate relationship with the Lord. It heightens our sensitivity to the desires of God. It allows us to break away from bondages that have been holding us hostage. It permits greater focus as we pray for friends and loved ones who need salvation. It allows us to see God’s will for our lives more clearly.
HOW ARE WE FASTING AS A CHURCH?
Under the direction of our Lead Pastor, we are setting aside 21 days to fast and pray, both individually and corporately, for OVERFLOW in this ministry, and our own personal lives.
WE WILL CHOOSE ONE OF TWO METHODS OF FASTING…
- 6am to 6pm Full Fast: Between these hours, we will refrain from all food, drinking only water, utilizing our meal times for prayer.
- Daniel’s Fast: Using the model found in the Book of Daniel, chapters 1 and 10, we refrain from all meats, sweeteners and breads, eating only vegetables, fruits and nuts, and drinking only water.