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21-Day Fast for 2021

                                                                        January 4-10, 2021

Liquids only. Consult your doctor. If you try to not drink anything, limit it to 3 days.

Eat no meat, no sweets, no bread, and drink only water and juice. Eat fruits and vegetables. Veggie burgers are an option as well if you are not allergic to soy. Some people drink protein drinks.

Fast from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. or from sun-up to sun-down. This can also be a full or a Daniel fast.

This can be any type of fast (Full Fast, Daniel’s Fast, Give up one food).

                                                                          January 11-17, 2021

Guard against negative talking with others. If you can’t say something positive, say nothing at all. Also do one of the following for 3 days: A Partial Fast, a 3 Day Fast, or a Daniel Fast. Also try a Sacrificial Fast for the week.

                                                                         January 18-24, 2021

No television or any secular media. Listen to Christian music only. Limit your Internet activity to business only.

Give up television, sweets, social media, or anything that would be a sacrifice for you personally.

                                                                                WHY FAST?
Fasting involves sacrifice. It is not merely abstaining from food, but consists of prayer, repentance, and soul-searching. Simply put, you want more of God. Fasting helps draw you back to the heart of God and makes you sensitive to His voice. Spend time listening to praise and worship. Pray as often as you can throughout the day. Get away from the normal distractions as much as possible and keep your heart and mind set on seeking God’s face.

Matthew 6:16-18, 9:14-15; Luke 18:9-14
1 Samuel 1:6-8, 17-18; Nehemiah 1:4; Daniel 9:3,20; Joel 2:12; Luke 2:37; Acts 10:30, 13:2; 1 Corinthians 7:5
1 Samuel 7:5-6; 2 Chronicles 20:34; Ezra 8:21-23; Nehemiah 9:1-3; Joel 2:15-16; Jonah 3:5-10; Acts 27:33-37

Remember that it is the attitude of a heart sincerely seeking Him to which God responds with a blessing (Isaiah 58; Jeremiah 24:12; 1 Corinthians 8:8). God will honor your best for Him. May God bless you as you fast!

                                                                               HOW TO END
When you fast, your body detoxifies, eliminating toxins from your system. This can cause mild discomfort such as headaches and irritability during withdrawal from caffeine and sugars. And naturally, you will have hunger pains. Limit your activity, exercise moderately, and take time to rest. Fasting brings about miraculous results. You are following Jesus’ example when you fast (Matthew 4:1-2, 6:16-18).

Daniel Fast  Food Guide

(Please remember that this is a guide. Please consult your doctor if necessary. Also, remember that fasting is a sacrifice. Some things you may not be able to fast for health reasons. Ask God, and proceed wisely. You will be blessed as you seek His face).

“In those days I, Daniel, was mourning three full weeks. I ate no pleasant food, no meat or wine came into my mouth, nor did I anoint myself at all, till three whole weeks were fulfilled” (Daniel 10:2, 3).

The Daniel Fast is limited to vegetables (includes fruits) and water. Please make sure to READ THE LABEL when purchasing packaged, canned or bottled foods. They should be sugar-free and chemical-free. Keep this in mind as you review this list of acceptable foods.

Foods to include in your diet during the Daniel Fast:
All fruits. These can be fresh, frozen, dried, juiced or canned. Fruits include but are not limited to apples, apricots, bananas, blackberries, blueberries, boysenberries, cantaloupe, cherries, cranberries, figs, grapefruit, grapes, guava, honeydew melon, kiwi, lemons, limes, mangoes, nectarines, oranges, papayas, peaches, pears, pineapples, plums, prunes, raisins, raspberries, strawberries, tangelos, tangerines, watermelon All vegetables.

These can be fresh, frozen, dried, juiced or canned. Vegetables include but are not limited to artichokes, asparagus, beets, broccoli, Brussels sprouts, cabbage, carrots, cauliflower, celery, chili peppers, collard greens, corn, cucumbers, eggplant, garlic, ginger root, kale, leeks, lettuce, mushrooms, mustard greens, okra, onions, parsley, potatoes, radishes, rutabagas, scallions, spinach, sprouts, squashes, sweet potatoes, tomatoes, turnips, watercress, yams, zucchini, veggie burgers are an option if you are not allergic to soy.

All whole grains, including but not limited to whole wheat, brown rice, millet, quinoa, oats, barley, grits, whole wheat pasta, whole wheat tortillas, rice cakes and popcorn.

All nuts and seeds, including but not limited to sunflower seeds, cashews, peanuts, sesame. Also nut butters including peanut butter. All legumes. These can be canned or dried. Legumes include but are not limited to dried beans, pinto beans, split peas, lentils, black eyed peas, kidney beans, black beans, cannellini beans, white beans.

All quality oils including but not limited to olive, canola, coconut, grape seed, peanut, and sesame.

Beverages: spring water, distilled water or other pure waters.
Other: tofu, soy products, vinegar, seasonings, salt, herbs and spices.

Foods to avoid on the Daniel Fast:
All meat and animal products including but not limited to beef, lamb, pork, poultry, and fish.

All dairy products including but not limited to milk, cheese, cream, butter, and eggs.

All sweeteners including but not limited to sugar, raw sugar, honey, syrups, molasses, and cane juice.

All leavened bread including Ezekiel Bread (it contains yeast and honey) and baked goods.

All refined and processed food products including but not limited to artificial flavorings, food additives, chemicals, white rice, white flour, and foods that contain artificial preservatives.

All deep fried foods including but not limited to potato chips, French fries, corn chips.

All solid fats including shortening, margarine, lard and foods high in fat.

Beverages including but not limited to coffee, tea, herbal teas, carbonated beverages, energy drinks, and alcohol.