Dear On Mission Team,
Shade Tree, Treasure, Gilmer, Henderson, Winona, Ore City, and Team Jesus
We would like to invite you to FAST with us for 21 days, beginning January 7 at lunch and ending with lunch on the 28th.
“For where your Treasure is, there your heart will be also”. Matthew 6:21
Where is your Treasure?
Our Treasure is at the Cross of Christ Jesus and His Gospel Promise of Resurrection in Heaven to all those who would believe and do the will of Christ Jesus! We Treasure living in the perpetual Presence of Almighty God.
Meditating Scripture of a Fasted Life (Isaiah 58:5-14)
Fasting Resource – Fasting – by: Jentezen Franklin
Why should I Fast?
“Fasting is just for old religious people. Fasting is for weird, radical, fanatical people. Fasting will kill me, I have to eat!”
The comments above reflect a general lack of information regarding Fasting. Many times we are not taught about the power of Fasting and the beauty of intimacy with our Father in Heaven that Fasting produces.
Below is a short list of reasons I will be leading us to Fast. These are but a few reasons I am calling us to Fast.
- Jesus says to Fast.
- The act of physical Fasting moves us toward a Fasted lifestyle.
Isaiah 58: 5-14
- Fasting brings us into a deeper, more intimate and powerful relationship with God. Hear David’s heart in Psalm 42.
- Fasting unclutters our spirits of worldly distraction and we become amazingly sensitive to God’s voice and His Presence.
- God will Empower your life to His Glory.
God may prompt you to FAST in many different ways to Honor Him and be drawn into His constant Presence. Be wise with respect to your health and follow Gods prompting.
Daniel Fast – Fruits and vegetables only in moderation. Avoid sweets and meats entirely. (Research as needed)
Water Fast – Water only (Be safe)
Liquid Fast – Water and nutritional juices only
Periodic Fast – Fast 1 meal daily, Fast 2 meals daily (eat once), Fast water only 1 day or 2 days per week.
Custom Fast – Listen to God and Fast accordingly
Media Fast – No computer, No smart phone, No social media, No technology, No secular entertainment – TV – radio. Reading God’s word and prayer becomes our Life’s Priority.
Poverty Simulation – Live a Fasted Life of “the least” economically and socially – seeking out the less fortunate and befriending hurting friends in our community.
Vow – It’s important to Hear from God and make a VOW to complete your Fast. God will Honor it as He did with Shadrach, Meshach & Abednego in Daniel Chapter 1.
God is going to do Amazing, Unspeakable Miracles in this FASTED SEASON!!!!!!! Jeremiah 33:3
God is going to grow us individually, setting us free of long-hidden bondages and take us On Mission together to Conqueror New Territories with the Unconditional Love of our Savior Jesus Christ!
Living Fasted in Christ with you,