Updated: Dec 31, 2019
I wrote this blog post back in 2014 when I did a week long Daniel fast. As we start a new year, I found this content to be refreshing if you're thinking of starting a fast in 2020.
I'm encountering a new adventure in my life. I will be doing the Daniel Fast for 1 week starting tomorrow. Our church is doing a week of Prayer & Fast.
PRAYER: To connect with God. FAST: To disconnect with the world.
I chose the Daniel Fast which will includes all vegetables, all fruits, all whole grains, nuts & seeds, legumes, quality oils, and, of course, lots and lots of water.
#1 To grow closer to God during this week through prayer.
#2 Experiment and try new things (juices and smoothies).
#3 Blog daily to track my process and stir up a conversation about it.
Today was prep day. We heard the message from Pastor Joe this morning, I hand wrote out my list on what my meals would be for the week and then I carefully constructed our grocery list. We purchased most of the bulk stuff at Costco, and the rest at HEB. Here is our entire grocery list:
Frozen mixed berries
2 Green Apples
Whole Wheat Tortillas
15 cups Spinach
Popcorn (all natural, no added sugars or ingredients)
All natural peanut butter
I am all stocked up and ready to go for the week! It's great to see our fridge totally stuffed with fruits and vegetables. I also set up a nice "snack station" with fruit that doesn't need to be refrigerated, popcorn and nuts readily available. This way I don't even need to open our pantry for anything.
If you're going on a fast to start 2020 my prayer is that you seek God first. Let Him guide you and your steps along this transformational experience.