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:
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.