Many think that fasting is only for the ultra-spiritual or for the strong. That’s not true. Fasting is for the weak, the common…the ordinary. It’s not an easy thing to do, but it is powerful. Your faith will begin to bubble up and flow out of you. It will make the weak strong; the common, uncommon; the ordinary, extraordinary.
Fasting is for those desperate enough to say “I am hungrier for God than I am for food.” Blessings always come to those who show hunger for the things of God. When we fast and pray, we’re imparting the plans and purposes of God into our future.
We need to continue to pray for our families. Pray for the future of our nation and leaders in government . Pray for health and long life for our coworkers and neighbors. Pray for the church and for the harvest of souls in the new year of 2021.
There is much work to be done. God needs the church to take its place in agreement with Him that His will be done on Earth as it is in Heaven.
Be strong in the Lord and in the power of His Might!
God Bless You!
Pastor Paul Zink II
Join us as we seek the Lord for our lives and set aside time from January 9-29.
This will be a time dedicated to prayer and fasting.
All through Scripture you see men and women of God setting aside time each day to personally meet with Him. I believe that in the busyness of our current culture, on of the hardest things for most believers to do is have a consistent, daily time with God. I am convinced that this struggle is keeping many followers from becoming the man or woman of God they are meant to be.
We want to give our fellowship a tool to help in this area. So, along with the times of prayer each week at the church, we are also offering this devotional. These devotionals are written in a way that can be read either by individuals or as a family. We hope it is a blessing to everyone no matter where you are in your walk with God.
During the entire 21-day fast, we will be hosting prayer weekdays in the sanctuary. These individual and corporate prayer times will help you get closer to God throughout your fast. Times will change each week in order to accommodate everyone.
Week 1 // Morning
Monday-Friday // January 11-15
Week 2 // Mid-day
Monday – Friday // January 18-22
Week 3 // Evening
Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday // January 25-28
Ending the fast together with communion
Friday, January 29-7pm at New Life
Types of Fasts
Daniel Fast // Daniel 1:11-13
This type of fast has grown increasingly common and is designed so that you eat no meat, sweets, or bread. You consume water and juice for fluids and fruits and vegetables for food.
Partial Fast // Leviticus 23:32
This fast is sometimes called the Jewish Fast and involves abstaining from eating any types of food in the morning and afternoon. This can either correlate to specific times of the day, such as 6AM- 3PM, or from sun-up to sun-down.
Liquid Fast // Luke 4:2
This fast calls for drinking only liquids, typically water with light juices as an option.
Entertainment Fast // Romans 12:2
This fast is common for those who do not have much experience fasting foods, who have health issues that prevent the fasting of food, or who wish to refocus certain areas of their life that are out of balance. For instance, someone might select to abstain from using social media or watching television for the duration of the fast and then choosing how to carefully bring that element back into their life in an orderly fashion. No matter what you are fasting it is always a good idea to limit the amount of media input when you fast.