Fasting

By on 02/05/2017

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The goal of fasting is to draw nearer to God. Fasting always has to do with eliminating distractions for a spiritual purpose; it hits the reset button of our soul and renews us from the inside out! It also enables us to celebrate the goodness and mercy of God, and prepares our hearts for all of the good things God desires to bring into our lives. Remember, your personal fast should present a level of challenge, but it is very important to know your own body, know your options and most importantly, seek God in prayer and follow what the Holy Spirit leads you to do.

There are several types of fasts. How you choose to fast is between you and the Lord!

Types of Fasting

Complete Fast
This fast calls for drinking only liquids, typically water with light juices as an option. This type of fast is usually only recommended for a maximum of 21 days.

Media Fast
This fast is common for those who have health issues that prevent the fasting of food, or who wish to refocus certain areas of their life that are out of balance. It involves removing elements from your life that you have an unhealthy relationship with and then bring that element back into your life in an orderly fashion.

Selective Fast
This type of fast involves removing certain elements from a diet. One example of a selective fast is the Daniel Fast, during which you remove meat, sweets, or bread from your diet and consume water and juice for fluids and fruits and vegetables for food.

Partial Fast
This fast is sometimes called the Jewish Fast and involves abstaining from eating any types of food in the morning and afternoon. This can either correlate to specific times of the day, such as 6:00 am to 3:00 pm, or from sunup to sundown.