Please note: As with all dietary modifications, if there are health issues or concerns, please consult your physician prior to beginning a fasting/consecration regimen.
The devoting or setting apart of anything to the worship or service of God… sanctification.
To abstain from food, to eat little or abstain from certain foods, especially as a religious discipline a period of such abstention or self-denial.
To hear Him regarding those things that we need direction on at this time in our lives individually and collectively, to draw closer to him and to arrest our appetite for worldly things, and to experience Him in a deeper measure than we did in 2018.
Types of Fasts:
- Complete – Water only Luke 4:2 (We do not recommend this for the entire time)
- Daniel Fast –Daniel 1:8-16 and Daniel 10:1-21 – abstaining from all choice or pleasant foods and or eating only fruits and vegetables and water (no teas, coffee or juices).
- Partial Fast – Fasting for some portion of the day… say from 6am – 6pm or from midnight to 6:00 pm.
- Fasting from other things: Fasting is often seen as abstinence from some form of gratification, for a period of time, in order to achieve a greater spiritual purpose. However, fasting in the Bible involves setting aside food. For some to fast is not just abstaining from food, but from anything that hinders our communion from God or it is just a means to practice self-denial and It is true that there are many things besides food that may hinder our communion with God. But “to fast” means primarily “not to eat.” Consecration is where self-denial in other areas comes in and the focus of our time and attention is to God instead of the normal activities that consume our mind, emotions and appetite. So if you need to fast from T.V., Music (Christian and Secular), Movies, dating, sex (this is a must if you are not married), video games, texting, talking on the phone, InstaGram, Facebook, twitter etc., let God give you direction for your personal life. Be faithful to what He says and not in comparison to others.