information about fasting
Biblical fasting is refraining from food for a spiritual purpose.
Biblical fasting takes a lot of discipline and strength—strength which you can only receive from God. Your private discipline will bring you rewards in Heaven (Matt. 6)
We encourage you to seek the Lord in prayer and let your decisions about your biblical fasting come from Him. Ask the Lord to show you areas to target during your time of fasting and prayer.
Remember that it is the attitude of a heart sincerely seeking Him to which God responds with a blessing.
Helpful Fasting Tips:
- Make a fasting calendar. Determine what each day and week will look like for the 21 Days
- Make sure you are medically able to fast before attempting it.
- Keep your fridge and pantry stocked with the items you need. Being unprepared to fast sets you up to give into temptation.
- Choose well when selecting products, stick to raw foods as much as you can, limit artificial ingredients, and keep tempting foods out of the kitchen.
- Make it a priority to attend church during your 21 day fast. Being around other believers will encourage you to keep on going when fasting gets difficult.
- Mix your prayer time with Scripture reading and singing or devotional reading.
- If you mess up, don’t get discouraged. Just get right back on track and keep going. God’s mercies “are new every morning” (Lamentations 3:22-23). He wants you to finish, and He will give you the grace and strength to do it.