As we corporately seek the Lord for wisdom, direction, focus, and clarity as we rebuild the ministry of NBCC, we also seek the Lord’s direction individually to rebuild specific areas of our lives. Therefore, we will begin a church-wide 28 -day fast, February 1.
What is Fasting?
Fasting is a spiritual discipline that helps us concentrate intently on God while seeking His guidance, wisdom while entering into a highly focused time of prayer, study, worship, and devotion.
Biblical fasting is restricting food for a spiritual purpose. So, you want a purpose for your fast. A targeted focus which will inform your choices about your studies, your prayers, and your declarations. Our targeted focus is REBUILDING. What area needs rebuilding in your life – spiritually, mentally, socially, financially, physically?
We encourage you to have at least one specific purpose for your fast. If not, you will just be changing the way you eat for 28 days. Remember, fasting is about spiritual growth not about diet or weight loss. Therefore, it is important to define the purpose of your fast.
The Daniel Fast
During the 28-days on the Daniel Fast you will eat nutritious and healthy foods. We will not eat meat, desserts, sweeteners/sugar, dairy, fried foods, processed foods. However, if you have special dietary needs, you should consult your health professional before you start this fast. You can then modify the fast to meet your specific health needs.
When you shop for food remember to READ THE LABELS to make sure the only ingredients in packaged foods are suitable for the Daniel Fast. You will want to be especially aware of chemicals, dairy products and sweeteners – all of which are not allowed on the Daniel Fast.