Reach Ministry 2018 Fast
Focus: Faith, family, devotion, worship, obedience, sacrifice, sanctification and holiness
Duration: Fast for February 5th – February 26th
Scripture: Daniel 10:2-3 (KJV)
Daniel 10: 2 In those days I Daniel was mourning three full weeks.
3 I ate no pleasant bread, neither came flesh nor wine in my mouth, neither did I anoint myself at all, till three whole weeks were fulfilled.
2. Devotion and Worship,
3. Obedience & Sacrifice
4. Sanctification and Holiness
1. Each day will consist of a “Daily Scripture”; however you are encouraged to read the entire chapter from where scripture was taken for context.
2. Families are encouraged to attempt reading the daily verse together at some point throughout the day and engaging in conversation about what it meant during the time it was written and how it applies to today’s church, family and society.
a. If schedule conflicts does not allow for this to happen daily, it’s highly encouraged that you have at least one day during the week when this becomes a priority.
b. If your house only consists of you, choose a partner who you can call or meet throughout the week to participate. (Not mandatory).
Pray: A fast such as this without prayer, devotion and scripture reading is nothing more than a glorified diet. For the duration of the fast, Reach will have early Morning Prayer at 8:30 am.
3. Eat as many fruit and vegetables as you would like so as it doesn’t cause you to sin.
Reminder: Fast are not designed to make one look spiritual so it’s encouraged that within reason and your ability, do not inform others who are not fasting with you that you are fasting. Because the Bible doesn’t want us in bondage or fabricating at any point, if it’s necessary to inform others of your fast (i.e. company or family dinner) do so.
a. Matthew 6:16-18 16Moreover when ye fast, be not, as the hypocrites, of a sad countenance: for they disfigure their faces, that they may appear unto men to fast. Verily I say unto you, They have their reward. 17But thou, when thou fastest, anoint thine head, and wash thy face; 18That thou appear not unto men to fast, but unto thy Father which is in secret: and thy Father, which seeth in secret, shall reward thee openly.
Dietary liberties and limitations
All fruit – fresh, frozen, dried, juiced, or canned.
All vegetables – fresh, frozen, dried, juiced, or canned.
All whole grains – amaranth, barley, brown rice, oats, quinoa, millet, and whole wheat.
All nuts & seeds – almonds, cashews, macadamia nuts, peanuts, pecans, pine nuts, walnuts, pumpkin seeds, sesame seeds, and sunflower seeds; unsweetened almond milk. Nut butters are also included.
All legumes – canned or dried; black beans, black eyed peas, cannellini beans, garbanzo beans (chickpeas), great northern beans, kidney beans, lentils, pinto beans, and split peas.
All quality oils – avocado, coconut, grapeseed, olive, peanut, sesame, and walnut.
Beverages– distilled water, filtered water, and spring water.
Other – unsweetened almond milk, coconut milk, rice milk, or soy milk; herbs, spices, salt, pepper, unsweetened coconut flakes, seasonings, Bragg’s Liquid Aminos, soy products, and tofu.
Foods to Avoid on the Daniel Fast
All meat & animal products – bacon, beef, buffalo, eggs, fish, lamb, poultry, and pork.
All dairy products – butter, cheese, cream, milk, and yogurt.
All sweeteners – agave nectar, artificial sweeteners, brown rice syrup, honey, cane juice, molasses, raw sugar, syrups, stevia, and sugar.
All leavened bread & yeast – baked goods and Ezekiel bread (if it contains yeast and honey).
All refined & processed food products – artificial flavorings, chemicals, food additives, preservatives, white flour, and white rice.
All solid fats – lard, margarine, and shortening.
Beverages – alcohol, carbonated drinks, energy drinks.
Scriptures and Chapter of the Day
2-5-18 Joshua 24:15
2-6-18 Psalms 103:17-18
2-7-18 Psalms 127:3-5
2-8-18 Psalms 128:3-4
2-9-18 Proverbs 1:7-9
2-10-18 Psalms 11:29 & Deuteronomy 7:6
2-11-18 Exodus 20:12
Devotion and Worship
2-12-18 Proverbs 3:9
2-13-18 Romans 12:1
2-14-18 1Thessalonians 2:12
2-15-18 Romans 14:8
2-16-18 1 Corinthians 10:31
2-17-18 Psalms 119:11
2-18-18 Acts 17-11 & Philippians 2:14-16
Obedience and Sacrifice
2-19-18 Exodus 19-5
2-20-18 2 John 1:6
2-21-18 John 15:14
2-22-18 Luke 11:28
2-23-18 1 Samuel 15:22
2-24-18 Hebrews 9:28
2-25-18 Proverbs 21:3
2-26-18 Ephesians 5:2 & John 4:24