Whether you decide to give up a certain type of food or take a break from social media, this form of self-denial, when used to focus on prayer, will align your heart with the heart of God. It is a time where we quiet ourselves from the distractions around us, so that we can hear from God more clearly. Fasting isn’t about losing weight, it’s about gaining vision.
Your personal fast should present a level of challenge, but it is very important to know your body, your options, and most importantly, to seek God in prayer and follow what the Holy Spirit leads you to do. Please remember that every person is different and you should only choose what is a healthy and safe choice for you.
If you decide to do some form of food fasting, here are a couple helpful articles to read:
Below we have provided a few different fasting types, suggestions and alternatives that you might want to consider:
21 Day Liquid Fast - Give up solid foods, drinking only liquids
21 Day Daniel Fast - Fruits and vegetables only
21 Day Selective Fast - Remove certain elements from your diet
21 Day Media Fast - Give up social media & television
7 Day Fast - Fast with us for 7 days
Lunch Fast - Fast with us over lunch each day
Once A Week Fast - Fast one day of the week (ie: Wednesday)
Create Your Own Fast - Ask God what you can give up