What is the Daniel Fast?
A focused 21 day time to reset spiritually and physically, using Isaiah 58 as our compass so that as we reset individually and corporately, the necessity of seeking justice in our world is central. The Danial fast emphasizes eating natural fruit, vegetables, and grains while drinking only water and natural juices. "Meats & sweets" are avoided.
"At that time I, Daniel, mourned for three weeks. I ate no choice food; no meat or wine touched my lips; and I used no lotions at all until the three weeks were over." - Daniel 10:2-3
" Give us nothing but vegetables to eat and water to drink...they looked healthier and better nourished than any of the young men who ate the royal food." - Daniel 1:12, 15
What can I expect?
Stage 1: Prepare
Discern how God is calling you to
Grow deeper in your faith
Seek justice in your communities
Create goals for the fast
these can be however general or specific is helpful to you
Stage 2: Fast
Share what you learn as you accomplish or even fall short of your goals
Other creative & helpful ideas
Stage 3: Integrate
What did you learn during the fast that you need to implement in your everyday life?
In your faith
In seeking justice
In your physical health
Why do this fast as a church?
We do this yearly fast as a church in order to hit "reset" in every aspect of our lives individually and as a church body. At the beginning of the year, many people are already reflecting and doing their best to implement new habits and individual goals. At Common Ground, we don't want to believe in self-help or individualized motivation to transform our lives, but instead, to seek out God's heart. We know that his direction for our lives always has to do with our whole selves, and our whole world. So together, let's seek him, and let's figure out a little more what it means to dive deeply into God's best for our hearts, our bodies, and all who are marginalized throughout our society.
We want to hear from you:
We hope this is fruitful and spiritually fulfilling time for us individually and as a church.
What questions do you have?
How has this fast helped you grow?
We're working on these, and we need your help!