Why fast

Your goal in fasting is to develop a closer relationship with God by voluntarily denying your flesh. Fasting is a time of consecration from the things of the world to the things of God.

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SUGGESTED FOOD GUIDELINES

HOLE GRAINS

Brown Rice, White Rice

LEGUMES

Dried Beans: Lima, Northern, Garbanzo, Pinto, Red, Black, Kidney, Great Northern, Navy, Split Peas, Lentils, Black-eyed Peas

NUTS

Almonds, Peanuts, Pecans, Sunflower Seeds

FRUITS

Apples, Apricots, Avocado, Applesauce, Bananas, Blackberries, Blueberries, Boysenberries, Cantaloupe, Cherries, Cranberries, Currants, Dates, Figs, Grapefruit, Grapes, Guava, Honeydew Melon, Nectarines, Kiwi, Lemons, Limes, Mangoes, Mandarin Oranges, Papayas, Peaches, Pears, Pineapples, Plums, Prunes, Raisins, Raspberries, Strawberries, Tangelos, Tangerines, Watermelon

VEGETABLES

Artichokes, Asparagus, Beets, Broccoli, Brussels Sprouts, Cabbage, Carrots, Cauliflower, Celery, Chili Peppers, Collard Greens, Corn, Cucumbers, Dandelion Greens, Eggplant, Endive, Garlic, Gingerroot, Green Beans, Kale, Leeks, Lettuce, Mixed Vegetables, Mushrooms, Mustard Greens, Okra, Onions, Parsley, Peas, Potatoes, Pepper, Pumpkin, Radishes, Rutabagas, Scallions, Spinach, Sprouts, Squashes, Sweet Potato, Tomatoes, Turnips, Watercress, Wax Beans, Yams, Zucchini

LIQUIDS

Spring water, Distilled water, 100% All-natural fruit juices, 100% All-natural vegetable juices

OILS

Herbs, Olive Oil,

SALAD DRESSINGS

Vinaigrette - Homemade using vinegar, Olive Oil and Herbs, Home-made French & Italian

SWEETNERS

Honey, Maple Syrup

PERSONAL FAST FOCUS :

Below are options that can be utilized to assist in your fasting for ELEVATION.

OPTION #1: The St. Paul Fast
Abstain from all foods and drinks.
Focus: Fasting for wisdom and insight from God.

OPTION #2: The Daniel Fast
Fruits and vegetables only.
Focus: Fasting for good health and for obedience toward God.

OPTION #3: Ezra and Esther Fasts
Abstain from sodas and sweets (desserts, pies, cookies, cakes, candy, etc.); natural sweeteners and fruits are okay.
Focus: Fasting to solve problems and to seek protection from the evil one.

OPTION #4: Samuel, Widow’s and John the Baptist Fasts
Abstain from all types of fried foods and breads.
Focus: Fasting to win people to Christ and to get God to pour Himself out on mankind; fasting so that the needs of others will be met; and fasting for a stronger testimony and influence.

OPTION #5: Disciples’ and Elijah Fasts
Abstain from meats and sweets.
Focus: Fasting to break addictions and every yoke.

Water: Drink 8 glasses of water daily throughout the fast. This is very important.

Side effects: You may experience moderate to severe headaches for the first day or two as your body rids itself of caffeine, salt, sugar, and various impurities.

Important exceptions: Anyone with a medical condition related to eating or under the treatment of a physician must consult their doctor. Children, especially small children, will have special needs that must be considered. Under these conditions, find some sacrifice in the area of food that can be made without endangering your health. Also, if you have extreme difficulty with the fast, such as impairment of your ability to work at your job, you will have to make adjustments. This is not a failure of will but is wisdom. Seek the Lord and discuss it with other Christians involved in the fast to find alternatives.

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