What is Fasting?
Fasting includes restraints of our natural legitimate pleasures and/or strengths with the purpose of positioning ourselves to receive freely from the Holy Spirit.
7 biblical reasons to fast:
Five different types of food fasts:
1.The regular fast is going without food and drinking only water or that which has no calories.
2. The liquid fast is going without solid food and drinking only light liquids (like fruit juices).
3. The partial fast, or Daniel fast, abstains from tasty foods and eats only vegetables or nuts, etc.
4. The Benedict Fast established by Saint Benedict (525 AD), consists of only one meal a day.
5. The absolute fast or Esther fast, abstains from food and water (Esth. 4:16). Exercise caution!
Additional fasting resources:
Fasting should always be done in conjunction with intensified time in prayer and the Word. This January we are contending for deeper intimacy with Jesus personally and as a community as well as for the Holy Spirit to breakthrough with power on Parkland and the campus of PLU.
What: We encourage you to increase your personal prayer time for the entire month of January as well as read and meditate on John 17 daily. Our time of corporate fasting and prayer will begin the last week of January.
When: 6am to 7:30am Corporate intercession Monday Jan 26th to Friday Jan. 30th
Where: Community Life Foursquare Church building, at 612 113th St. S, in Parkland, WA
Why: For personal encounter with Jesus, to receive greater understanding of God’s heart and plan in Parkland, and for the release of grace for Parkland, national crises, and family.
How: From Jan 26th to Jan. 30th fast food according to what God has asked, and fast media and entertainment. Set aside as many regular meetings (ministry, social, leadership, etc.)as possible for these 5 days to be before the Lord.