May 14 @ 8:00am – June 04 @ 4:00pm
As part of the build up to Pentecost we’d love for everyone to take part in a 21 day fast. The heart behind fasting is that we deny ourselves certain things in order to feast on God. And so the primary focus of fasting is to fix our hearts and mind on God, to seek his presence and purposes and to centre ourselves on him.
Fasting is the voluntary denial of an otherwise normal function for the sake of pursuing God. There is nothing wrong with these normal functions, whether it is food or social media, it is simply that there are times when we set these things aside as a way of consecrating ourselves before God.
Before the panic starts to rise, it isn’t a 21 day fast from all food! There’s three different types of fasts that you can choose from:
The Daniel Fast
For the Daniel Fast, we follow the fast of Daniel from the Old Testament. For the 21 days we eat and drink only the following:
– Whole grains (no wheat)
– Bean and legumes
– Nuts and seed
To download a few recipe suggestions for the 21 days just click here: Daniel Fast Recipes
Social Media Fast
For 21 days we fast from all social media – facebook, twitter, Instagram, etc!
The fast will start on the 14th May and we’ll break the fast at Sunday lunchtime on the 4th June. Some people may want to do these fasts simultaneously. For others, it wouldn’t be best to fast from food for a variety of reasons, and so doing either the social media fast or the partial fast would be the one to go for. The important thing is not the thing that we are fasting from, but the purpose of why we’re fasting – to seek God, to centre ourselves on him, and to consecrate ourselves as we ask him for a fresh outpouring of his Spirit.
We’d love for this to be something we do altogehter as a community at KXC, so please do click on the link below to sign up and get some more information.