Congratulations on your willingness and commitment to join the Good Samaritan Cathedral family for this 21 day fast! Whenever a fast is recorded in scripture, it is followed by a season of growth, maturity, revelation and blessing. And as you will see over the next few weeks, your commitment to fast will usher in some of the greatest opportunities to experience the Power of God and His choice blessings for your life. Our theme for this year is “Advancing the Kingdom.” It is our expectation that this year, God will enlarge our territories in ways we could not even imagine. We look forward, with anticipation, to all of the great things God is going to do in the lives of our GSC family and partners in ministry. So as we join together, let’s take the next 21 days to prepare ourselves for what God has purposed for all of us in 2016!
– 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 4th – 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.
January 24TH – Break the Fast after Sunday’s service at GSC