January 1–20, 2020
For the first 20 days of January, you are invited to embark on a journey of fasting where we will admit our hunger and need for more of God in our lives and in our church.
If you are able, fast from lunch on Wednesdays, or it could be 20 days of no TV, no social media, no sugar, or whatever you would find to be a sacrifice.
Complete the form below at the bottom of this page to get notifications and encouragement during the fast.
What is fasting for?
Throughout the Bible, God’s people often turn to fasting as the natural, inevitable response to a grievous, sacred moment in life, such as death, sin, and tragedy.
But other times a fast is not a spontaneous reaction, and we have time to prepare to respond both physically and spiritually.
Fasting is not an end unto itself, but a means of focusing our minds and bodies for a spiritual reason. Whenever you fast, do so for a reason that is mentioned or modeled in the Bible.
- To strengthen prayer
- To seek God’s guidance
- To express repentance and a return to God
- And finally, to humble oneself before God
Try skipping lunch once a week or daily for 20 days. During your usual lunch time, try to focus on a particular issue, need, concern, or desire.
Cut Out Sweets
Make different choices. Choose healthy foods for snacking. Instead of cookies, choose carrots. Instead of soda choose water. Instead of fast food, choose nutritious meals.
Abstain from sweets. Lead kids to not eat sugar-based foods (candy, cake, pastries) for the 20-day fast.
A Digital Fast
A digital fast. As a family, decide to fast from technology. This could be as simple as not using the DVD player in the minivan to complete abstinence for the 20-day fast.
Fill out the form below. You’ll also find a handy tear-off reminder in your program for you to take with you throughout the fast.
It’s going to be amazing to see God move in our church family in 2020!