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7 Day Committed Fast – Day 1: More Prayer in this Season January 7, 2019

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Begin:  Monday, 1/7 @ 12:00am      End:  Monday, 1/14 @12:00am

Good morning. We’re off and running with the Committed Fast!  This is truly a new season for all!  God is doing a new thing is His people this year and look for more to be seen in 2019!  My question to you during this fast is what more will you do this year to draw closer to God?  Will you attend Bible study more, read the word more, pray more, Fast more, Love more — what is your more that you will do?

As we begin our 2019 seven (7) day Committed Fruit and Vegetable Fast I encourage you to commit to fast for all seven days.  I know you can do it!  Philippians 4:13 “I can do all things through Christ which strengtheneth me”.   On this first day let’s focus on seeking God first in this new year.

I am so excited about this new year!

TODAY’S QUOTE:  “Commitment is doing the thing you said you were going to do long after the mood you said it in has left you.”

 

FASTING AND PRAYER INSTRUCTIONS:

DAILY CHALLENGE:  Drink three glasses of bottles of water today!

DAY 1:  MORE PRAYER to Seek the Direction, Instruction and Guidance of the Lord – Read and Meditate on the below scriptures:

  •  2 Chronicles 7:14 If my people, which are called by my name, shall humble themselves, and pray, and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways; then will I hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land.
  • 2Chronicles 20:3 And Jehoshaphat feared, and set himself to seek the Lord; and he proclaimed a fast throughout all Judah.
  • 2Ch 20:4  And Judah gathered themselves together, to seek help of the Lord: even out of all the cities of Judah they came to seek the Lord.
  •  Jer 29:12 And ye shall call upon me, and ye shall go and pray unto me, and I will hearken unto you.
  • Jeremiah 33:3 Call unto me, and I will answer thee, and shew thee great and mighty things, which thou knowest not.
  • Matthew 7:7 Ask, and it shall be given you; seek, and ye shall find; knock, and it shall be opened unto you:
  • Matthew 7:8 For every one that asketh receiveth; and he that seeketh findeth; and to him that knocketh it shall be opened.
  • Psalms 32:8 I will instruct thee and teach thee in the way that thou shalt go: I will guide thee with mine eye.

 

 

 

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FOOD for the 7 day fast

All fruits. These can be fresh, frozen, dried, juiced or canned. Fruits include but are not limited to apples, apricots, bananas, blackberries, blueberries, boysenberries, cantaloupe, cherries, cranberries, figs, grapefruit, grapes, guava, honeydew melon, kiwi, lemons, limes, mangoes, nectarines, oranges, papayas, peaches, pears, pineapples, plums, prunes, raisins, raspberries, strawberries, tangelos, tangerines, watermelon

All vegetables. These can be fresh, frozen, dried, juiced or canned. Vegetables include but are not limited to artichokes, asparagus, beets, broccoli, Brussels sprouts, cabbage, carrots, cauliflower, celery, chili peppers, collard greens, 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, veggie burgers are an option if you are not allergic to soy.

Beverages: spring water, distilled water or other pure waters, 100% fruit and/or vegetable juice

FOODS TO AVOID during the Fast

All meat and animal products including but not limited to beef, lamb, pork, poultry, and fish.

All dairy products including but not limited to milk, cheese, cream, butter, and eggs.

All sweeteners including but not limited to sugar, raw sugar, honey, syrups, molasses, and cane juice.

All leavened bread including Ezekiel Bread (it contains yeast and honey) and baked goods.

All refined and processed food products including but not limited to artificial flavorings, food additives, chemicals, white rice, white flour, and foods that contain artificial preservatives.

All deep fried foods including but not limited to potato chips, French fries, corn chips.

All solid fats including shortening, margarine, lard and foods high in fat.

Beverages including but not limited to coffee, tea, herbal teas, carbonated beverages, energy drinks, and alcohol.

Please make sure to READ THE LABEL when purchasing packaged, canned or bottled foods. They should be sugar-free and chemical-free. Keep this in mind as you review this list of acceptable foods.