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FASTING

Biblical fasting is a spiritual discipline which was encouraged by Jesus.

At the start of each year, we come together to consecrate ourselves as a first fruits offering to God and to set a precedent for the coming year. Every year, we seek God for specific areas of our lives and for his kingdom.

Matthew 6:16-18 “And when you fast, do not look gloomy like the hypocrites, for they disfigure their faces that their fasting may be seen by others. Truly, I say to you, they have received their reward. But when you fast, anoint your head and wash your face, that your fasting may not be seen by others but by your Father who is in secret. And your Father who sees in secret will reward you.”
 

ALLOW JESUS TO ENTER IN

What God wants most from you is relationship - friendship. He wants to be involved in the big and small moments of your life. Open your life, let the light of God's presence shine into every part, and you'll have no need for a yearly spiritual cleaning. Instead experience daily, moment to moment refreshing of your spirit.  If you shut Him you out...He can’t come in.  He wants you to want Him.

  • 1 Corinthians 1:9  “God ... is the one who invited you into this wonderful friendship with his Son, Jesus Christ our Lord.”

  • Psalm 56:13  “For you have rescued me from death; you have kept my feet from slipping. So now I can walk in your presence, O God, in your life-giving light.”

HOW CAN YOU FAST?

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Biblical Fasting Focus

Confess your sins

  • 1 John 1:9  “If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins, and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.”

     

    Be submitted and listen

    Become spiritually aligned during the fast.

  • Luke 6:40  “A disciple is not above his teacher, but everyone who is perfectly trained will be like his teacher”

  • John 10:27  “My sheep listen to my voice; I know them, and they follow me”

     

    Negativity

    Dismiss yourself from toxic people and negative conversations.

  • 2 Corinthians 10:4-5  “For the weapons of our warfare are not carnal, but mighty through God to the pulling down of strong holds;) Casting down imaginations, and every high thing that exalted itself against the knowledge of God, and bringing into captivity every thought to the obedience of Christ;”

     

    The Heart

  • Psalm 51:10  “Create in me a clean heart, O God. Renew a loyal spirit within me.”

  • Hebrews 10:22  “Let us draw near with a true heart in full assurance of faith, having our hearts sprinkled from an evil conscience...”

     

    The Mouth

  • Luke 6:45  “A good man brings good things out of the good stored up in his heart, and an evil man brings evil things out of the evil stored up in his heart. For the mouth speaks what the heart is full of.

  • Philippians 2:14  “Do everything without complaining or arguing...”

     

    The Mind

  • Philippians 4:8  “And now, dear brothers and sisters, one final thing. Fix your thoughts on what is true, and honorable, and right, and pure, and lovely, and admirable. Think about things that are excellent and worthy of praise.”

  • Romans 12:2  “Do not conform any longer to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God's will is—his good, pleasing and perfect will.”

  • 2 Corinthians 10:5  “We demolish arguments and every pretension that sets itself up against the knowledge of God, and we take captive every thought to make it obedient to Christ.”

     

    Bitterness and Unforgiveness

  • Hebrews 12:1  “Therefore ... let us strip off every weight that slows us down, especially the sin that so easily hinders our progress...”

  • Ephesians 4:31-32  “Get rid of all bitterness, rage and anger, brawling and slander, along with every form of malice. Be kind and compassionate to one another, forgiving each other, just as in Christ God forgave you.”

     

    Learn to Laugh even when it hurts

  • Psalm 28:7    “The LORD is my strength and my shield; my heart trusts in him, and I am helped. My heart leaps for joy and I will give thanks to him in song.”

  • Psalm 126:2  “Our mouths were filled with laughter, our tongues with songs of joy. Then it was said among the nations, "The LORD has done great things for them.”

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