Start 2024 with God First

When you fast, you partner with God. He desires to have a divine partnership with you in the area of fasting and prayer for your family, your life, and His purpose in the earth. There are times when God requires us to take a physical action to receive a spiritual blessing.

There's a connection between what we do physically and what God releases spiritually in the Bible. 
Exodus 17 tells the story of Moses holding up his hands with a staff and, as long as his hands were extended, the battle was won against the enemies of Israel. But when Moses’ arms started getting weary, the battle would start to turn as his arms would let down and Israel's enemies would begin to prevail. The story tells us that there are times when what we do physically affects our circumstances, the battle and the victory spiritually.

 Fasting is perhaps the most powerful physical action a Christian can take to show God how sincere 
you are about wanting to see change.

You can join the Fast this January 7th-28th

Seek the Kingdom of God above all else, and live                   
righteously,  and he will give you everything you need.            
Matthew 6:33

How to Begin
Start with a clear goal. Be specific. Why are you fasting? Do you want to be closer to God and hear from Him better?  Do you need direction, healing, restoration of marriage, or healing from family issues? Are you facing financial difficulties? Ask the Holy Spirit for guidance. Pray daily and read the Bible.
Preparing Spiritually
Confess your sins to God. Ask the Holy Spirit to reveal areas of weakness. Forgive all who have offended you and ask forgiveness from those you may have offended (Mark 11:25; Luke 11:4; 17:3-4). Surrender your life fully to Jesus Christ and reject the worldly desires that try to hinder you (Romans 12:1-2).
Deciding What to Fast
The type of fasting you choose is up to you. Biblical Fasting is abstaining from food. You could go on a full fast in which you only drink liquids, or you may desire to fast like Daniel, who abstained from sweets and meats, and the only liquid he drank was water. Remember to replace that time with prayer and Bible study. If you can't fast from food, you can fast from other things (i.e. social media, movies, unhealthy activities, etc.).  See below for more tips and support.
Deciding How Long
You may fast as long as you like. Most can easily fast from one to three days, but you may feel the grace to go longer, even as much as 21 to 40 days. Some people fast from solid food during the day, and eat a healthy meal in the evening. Use wisdom and pray for guidance, consulting with your doctor as necessary. Beginners are advised to start slow.
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 and exercise moderately. Take time to rest. Fasting brings about miraculous results. You are following Jesus’ example when you fast. Spend time listening to praise and worship. Pray as often as you can throughout the day. Get away from the normal distractions as much as possible and keep your heart and mind set on seeking God’s face.
How to End
Don’t overeat when the time comes to end your fast. Begin eating solid food gradually; eat small portions or snacks.

Fasting is a blessing!

What a great way to start 2024--pursuing God and His will for our lives and this world! 
Fasting isn't complicated.  It's about your heart. 

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