“Vision dominates life. We travel in the direction of what we envision. We cannot achieve what we can’t see, but if we can see it we can achieve it. We have been given a unique advantage when we view things from the perspective of God’s word. It is God’s word that says to us….no eye has ever seen, and no ear has ever heard and it has not occurred to the human heart all the things God prepared for those who loved him. God has shown us these profound and startling realities through his spirit and by his word. The Spirit searches all things even the deep mysteries of God.
We envision and expect that the prophetic utterances that God has sent our way will reach full term in 2020 and that the purpose of God in our body, soul, spirit, and circumstances will be evidenced by the radiance and realization of what our minds cannot even imagine. God is the ultimate source of all power and all knowledge…. We must therefore use our power of foresight and expectation with grace and truth by exercising them in service to God and for the good of others.
It is God’s desire that, daily, we live out the creed and purpose of our God-ordained script for living in a way that brings glory and honor to His name.
Our intention to obey and abide in the purpose of God this year and to go beyond the limits of our natural capacity will be the springboard that causes us to be used by God in unprecedented ways…. envisioning and expecting a new reality in God that reveals what no eye has ever seen, and no ear has ever heard and what has never occurred to our hearts….the things that God himself has prepared for those who love Him.”
– Bishop Donald R. Murray
Fasting, for the believer, is a spiritual discipline that is designed to align us with God and His purpose in our lives. As a church, we are fasting together to seek first the kingdom of God and His righteousness, believing that everything else we need be added (MT. 6:33).
The Daniel Fast is a partial fast, which means that we will eliminate some common things from our daily diet, but will have generous options available. We will focus on eating fruits and vegetables that are pure and simple. We have included a list of foods to eat and foods to avoid. If you have any condition which would prohibit you from being a part of the Daniel Fast, there are other options. Choose something from your daily routine. (i.e. specific foods or beverages, television, other technology, etc.) and fast in that manner for the next 21 days. Remember, the details are not as important as the spirit in which you participate.
*If you have any known medical conditions or suspect such conditions, consult your doctor before beginning the fast.
Monday, January 6th – Begin the “Daniel Fast”
At dinner, begin to introduce meals with pure foods of fruits and vegetables. This plan will continue for the next 20 days.
Sunday, January 26th – Break the Fast after Sunday’s service at GSC