A Daniel-like fast (eating only fruits, vegetables and grains) at the beginning of the year is a great way to refocus your body and soul on Jesus.

All fasts should be linked to prayer, and by simplifying our diet, we seek to simplify our life, slow down, listen to the Holy Spirit and obey His directions for the coming year.

Some may choose a juice-only fast; some may choose certain days or meals. Laying down certain foods is symbolic of our willingness to lay down in the coming months whatever Jesus requires and to take up whatever He instructs.

A disciplined fast reminds the body that the Spirit is in control.

NOTE: Feel free to participate with us in these fasts for part or all of the indicated month. Prayerfully select the fasts appropriate to your spiritual walk and stage of life and abstain from others. We hold a disciplined yet non-legalistic approach to fasting. Sometimes circumstances and relationships do not allow us to keep the letter of the scheduled fast. In that case we feast joyously knowing that fasting and feasting are complementary.

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