2018 CORPORATE FAST
All Members of The House of Hope are asked to participate in the 21-Day Daniel Fast. This fast is based on Daniel 1:12 "...Let them give us vegetables to eat and water to drink."
The Fast begins at 12:01a on Sunday, January 7, 2018 and ends at 11:59p on Saturday, January 27, 2018.
The Fast has three main components: 1) Consecrating your flesh to truly hear the voice of God and purify your mind, body, and spirit as you start a new year. 2) To deliberately and intentionally make prayer (communicating with God) a top priority for you and your family. 3) Reading, meditating and reflecting upon the Bible. This fast will set the tone and the pace for your entire year as you seek God’s presence and power in every area of your life. If you want to experience GROWTH in 2018, start by making this effort to seek His face!
PART I. CONSECRATING YOUR FLESH:
Participants in the Daniel Fast are to abstain from all man made processed foods. This fast consists, for the most part, of a vegetarian diet with an emphasis on fresh vegetables, fresh fruits, sprouted grains, and water. Your main objective is to eat foods as close to the natural way God made them. All “party foods” and “junk foods” are prohibited during this fast.
Plenty of Pure Water: very important!
Fruits: apples, oranges, pears, grapes, dates, raisins, mangoes, bananas, dried fruit, and many other natural fruits.
Natural Fruit Juices: All kinds of natural fruit juices are good; unfiltered apple juice is the best
Vegetables: green leafy lettuces, spinach, broccoli, cauliflower, squashes, root vegetables, green beans, tomatoes, and other natural vegetables.
Whole Grain Products: noodles, pasta made with whole wheat or spinach, barley, natural brown rice, and wild rice.
Cereal: oatmeal, cream of wheat, whole grain rice cakes, granola, and whole wheat crackers.
Unrefined Sugars: (Use sparingly) honey, fruit juice like apple, real maple syrup, dates or molasses on unsweetened cereal.
Nuts: almonds, cashews, peanuts, sunflowers. Do not use these to “stuff” your hunger pang. Use a small handful to quiet the hunger discomfort and raise your energy in a healthy way.
Beans: red beans, pinto beans, lentil beans, black beans, etc.
Seasonings: salt, pepper, tomato sauce, tomato paste, soy sauce, vinegar, garlic, olive oil or any oil of good quality. Watch for added sugars and sweeteners in ingredients.
Note: If for medical reasons you must have a protein in your diet, include a protein menu, limited to eggs, fish, chicken, and tofu or soy products. Try to stay away from beef, pork and dairy (cheese).
You should exclude the following from your meal selections:
Meat, Soda, Coffee, Dessert, Candy, Sugar, Bread, Dairy, Eggs, Potato Chips, “Comfort Foods”
PART II. BIBLE READING:
Follow the assigned bible reading list for each of the 21 Days of the Fasting period. Read the scriptures, reflect upon them, and journal any ideas, thoughts, emotions, or desires you may have regarding the texts.
Day 1: Proverbs 1 and Psalms 1-5; Day 2: Proverbs 2 and Psalms 6-10; Day 3: Proverbs 3 and Psalms 11-15; Day 4: Proverbs 4 and Psalms 16-20; Day 5: Proverbs 5 and Psalms 21-25; Day 6: Proverbs 6 and Psalms 26-30; Day 7: Proverbs 7 and Psalms 31-35; Day 8: Proverbs 8 and Psalms 36-40; Day 9: Proverbs 9 and Psalms 41-45; Day 10: Proverbs 10 and Psalms 46-50; Day 11: Proverbs 11 and Psalms 51-55; Day 12: Proverbs 12 and Psalms 56-60; Day 13: Proverbs 13 and Psalms 61-65; Day 14: Proverbs 14 and Psalms 66-77; Day 15: Proverbs 15 and Psalms 71-75; Day 16: Proverbs 16 and Psalms 76-80; Day 17: Proverbs 17 and Psalms 81-85; Day 18: Proverbs 18 and Psalms 86-90; Day 19: Proverbs 19 and Psalms 91-95; Day 20: Proverbs 20 and Psalms 96-100; Day 21: Proverbs 21 and Psalms 101-105
PART III. PRAYER: