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.
WOW Day 7 already! The most worthy way to end this fast is taking time out to focus on praising and thanking God for His Love, His goodness, His mercy, and His grace! Hallelujah! “I WANT TO SAY THANK YOU LORD FOR BEING SO GOOD TO ME”
Personalize each scripture in your prayer time so that the Word becomes a part of you!
Psalms 107:1 Give thanks to the Lord, for he is good; his love endures forever.
Psalm 118:24 This is the day which the LORD hath made; we will rejoice and be glad in it.
Psalm 92:1 It is a good thing to give thanks unto the LORD, and to sing praises unto thy name, O most High: 2 To shew forth thy lovingkindness in the morning, and thy faithfulness every night, 3 Upon an instrument of ten strings, and upon the psaltery; upon the harp with a solemn sound. 4 For thou, LORD, hast made me glad through thy work: I will triumph in the works of thy hands.
Psalm 138:8 The LORD will perfect that which concerneth me: thy mercy, O LORD, endureth for ever: forsake not the works of thine own hands.
John 11:40 Jesus saith unto her, Said I not unto thee, that, if thou wouldest believe, thou shouldest see the glory of God? 41 Then they took away the stone from the place where the dead was laid. And Jesus lifted up his eyes, and said, Father, I thank thee that thou hast heard me.
1Co 15:57 But thanks be to God, which giveth us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ.
1Th 5:18 In every thing give thanks: for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus concerning you.
Psalms 150:6 Let every thing that hath breath praise the LORD. Praise ye the LORD.
Have a great, praise filled day! Praying that for your faithfulness and obedience God will bless you according to I Cor. 2:9 Eye hath not seen, nor ear heard, neither have entered into the heart of man, the things which God hath prepared for them that love him.
You have set the stage to be blessed in 2018 “But seek ye first the kingdom of God, and His righteous; and all these things shall be added unto you.”
Pastor/Teacher Diane E. Owens
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