We believe God is going to do some incredible things in 2024, both for the ministry of our church and for each member who calls it home. This is why we are inviting you to join PNEUMA Church in its annual 21 Day Daniel Fast, January 7th – 28th, as we commit this year to our God.
Your fast should not just include a diet, it is a means of sacrificial living by becoming weak in the flesh, but strong in the spirit. For this reason, your fast should include alone time with God in the form prayer, devotion, and worship. This is the “becoming stronger” aspect of the fast and it is essential.
WHAT IS THE DANIEL FAST?
The Daniel Fast or Daniel Diet is based on the prophet Daniel’s dietary and spiritual experiences as recorded in the Book of Daniel in the Bible. It’s a partial fast that focuses very heavily on vegetables and other healthy whole foods but leaves out any animal sources of protein.
The Daniel Fast is specifically referenced in the Bible in two sections of the Book of Daniel:
The term “fasting” refers to food only. While you may give up certain luxuries like watching TV or social media during the 21 day period, please be aware that this is not considered fasting.
WHAT CAN I EAT?
Try not to get too hung up on what you should and shouldn’t eat. The most important part of the Daniel Fast is that you deny yourself physically so that you may seek the Lord in prayer and grow closer to Him. Your fast may look a little different than someone else’s, and that’s fine. Some people may need to be stricter than others in their food choices so that their fast is a sacrifice for them. These food guidelines are meant to be just that – a guide. They are given to help you create boundaries for your fast.
FOODS YOU CAN EAT
FOODS TO AVOID
The Daniel Fast is a vegan diet in nature and for this reason, it might not be for you. Maybe you have specific dietary restrictions which do not allow you to embrace an entirely vegan diet, or perhaps this is your first fast and you want to make sure you stick with it. Don’t worry; you can still participate in our fast.
Over the years some have begun the fast with a commitment to God to maintain a specific diet for the 21 day period. The dietary restrictions you choose to abstain from are entirely up to you, but make sure you stick with it!
Here are some suggested alternatives to the Daniel Fast:
Whichever method you choose, we pray that this fast will help you start off 2024 in God’s presence!