January 7 – January 27, 2018
When we fast and pray we have a justifiable expectation to see the miraculous happen in our life. Each year I start the year with 21 Days of Consecrating and Fasting for wisdom and to hear God clearly for direction.
This call to consecration and fasting is most urgent. I pray that you will embrace this time of consecration and fasting with all your heart. I declare these 21 days of consecration and fasting will be life-changing as we covenant together to spend time communicating with God the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit.
The Daniel Fast is a very healthy way to eat and is full of nutritious and healthy foods. However, if you have dietary needs, you should consult your health professional before you start this fast. You can then modify the fast to meet your specific health needs.
During the Daniel Fast you will not consume any sugar or sweeteners of any kind, nor will you have any caffeine or artificial chemicals. Many people experience a physical detox.
You can reduce the effects of detox by weaning yourself from these foods before the fast begins and also by drinking at least ½ gallon of distilled water each day before, during and after the fasting period.
Foods to include in your diet during the Daniel 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.
All whole grains, including but not limited to whole wheat, brown rice, millet, quinoa, oats, barley, grits, whole wheat pasta, whole wheat tortillas, rice cakes and popcorn.
All nuts and seeds, including but not limited to sunflower seeds, cashews, peanuts, sesame. Also, nut butters including peanut butter.
All legumes. These can be canned or dried. Legumes include but are not limited to dried beans, pinto beans, split peas, lentils, black-eyed peas, kidney beans, black beans, cannellini beans, white beans.
All quality oils including but not limited to olive, canola, grape seed, peanut, and sesame.
Beverages: spring water, distilled water or other pure waters.
Other: vinegar, seasonings, salt, herbs, and spices.
Foods to avoid on the Daniel 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.
Remember, READ THE LABELS!
During the Fast please commit to the following:
- Text myjourney to 71441 for reminders, updates & more information
- Follow us on Facebook for post and food tips – https://www.facebook.com/groups/nlcdanielfast
- Join us on the prayer call daily 1-800-927-9434 each morning for 18 minutes starting at 7:00 A.M.
- Join 5am Glory on Tuesday, January 9, 2018 @ 5:00 A.M. @ Superstructure – North or @ 5amglory.com.
- Attend the Revive Conference – January 11 – 12, 2018 @ Superstructure –North @ 7:30 pm nightly