Sunday, January 12 - Sunday, February 2
What Is Fasting?
Fasting is about faith and refocusing from the food that sustains life to the Source that gives life, Jesus. Whenever a fast is recorded in Scripture, it’s followed by a season of growth and blessing. Remember, the idea is to be realistic, not legalistic. Focus more on the details of connecting and aligning with God than the details of the menu, and you will discover the blessings of fasting.
Join us over the next 20 days in the Daniel Fast, details below, and read the devotionals on the FC App, spend time in God’s Word, pray, and be at church each Sunday. Together we will discover that God alone truly satisfies!
When Will We Fast?
Sunday, January 12 • Begin the “Daniel Fast”
Lunch will be our last normal meal, begin to introduce meals with pure foods of fruits and vegetables at dinner. This plan will continue for the next 20 days.
Sunday, February 2 • Break the Fast
We will come together as a church and end the fast at Fellowship Church.
What Is The Daniel Fast?
The Daniel Fast is a partial fast, which means that we will eliminate some common things from our daily diet, but we will have generous options available. We will focus on eating fruits and vegetables that are pure and simple. We have included a list of foods to eat and foods to avoid.
If you have any reason which would prohibit you from being a part of the Daniel Fast, we suggest adding chicken, fish, or eggs to this fast.
If you have any known medical conditions or suspect such conditions, consult your doctor before beginning the fast.
Foods To Eat
Brown Rice, Oats, Barley
Dried Beans, Pinto Beans, Split Peas, Lentils, Black Eyed Peas
Apples, Apricots, Bananas, Blackberries, Blueberries, Boysenberries, Cantaloupe, Cherries, Cranberries, Figs, Grapefruit, Grapes, Guava, Honeydew Melon, Kiwi, Lemons, Limes, Mangoes, Nectarines, Papayas, Peaches, Pears, Pineapples, Plums, Prunes, Raisins, Raspberries, Strawberries, Tangelos, Tangerines, Watermelon
Artichokes, Asparagus, Beets, Broccoli, Brussels Sprouts, Cabbage, Carrots, Cauliflower, Celery, Chili Peppers, Corn, Cucumbers, Eggplant, Garlic, Ginger Root, Kale, Leeks, Lettuce, Mushrooms, Mustard Greens, Okra, Onions, Parsley, Potatoes, Radishes, Rutabagas, Scallions, Spinach, Sprouts, Squashes, Sweet Potatoes, Tomatoes, Turnips, Watercress, Yams, Zucchini
Seeds, Nuts, Sprouts
Water, Unsweetened Soy Milk, Herbal Tea, Honey, Natural Fruit Juice (no added sugar)
Foods To Avoid
Foods Containing Preservatives or Additives
Refined Sugar or Sugar Substitutes
High Fat Products
Dairy (milk, butter, cheese, yogurt, etc.)
If you have young children or students, consider adding turkey, chicken and fish to the approved list of foods