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the fast of expectation

Historically, the Daniel Fast receives much of its attention, particularly for the eating patterns Daniel submitted himself during in these two passages of Scripture (Daniel 1; Daniel 10). The first days for this fast were ten, and the second was twenty-one. This understanding yields us the understanding that the focus and primary purpose of Daniel’s time of fasting was not upon its duration or even its dietary allowances; instead, the purpose and results of Daniel’s time of fasting include:
  1. Focus on God
  2. Revelation from God
  3. Favor from God
  4. Distinction for God
Our adoption of Daniel’s time of fasting is inclusive of his purpose and intended results. The set duration of his time of fasting was selected and directed by his dedication to distinction for God. Therefore, 21 days is not the required number of days, but to capture the true spirit of Daniel’s fasting, his intention must be applied.  

consecration resources

24/'24 Holy Consecration Guide (full color)


31 Days of Proverbs Challenge (beginning January 1, 2024)

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are you interested in watching Christian movies on YouTube during your fast?

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Consider downloading the YouVersion Bible App for daily devotionals, Scriptures, and topical studies for all ages. Click the YouVersion image above for more information.

What devotionals are Pastor James, Lady Desiree, and the Tyson children reading on YouVersion?

"THE BIBLE in a year" (365-Day Devotional)

"The Ascent" (15-Day Devotional)
"Journal ~ Proverbs" (30-Day Devotional)

"[Wisdom for Kids] Wisdom Has Rewards" (7-Day Devotional)
"[Wisdom for Kids] the Purpose of Proverbs" (15-Day Devotional)
"Fast Like Daniel" (21-Day Devotional)

"But Pastor James! What about the teens?" YouVersion covers teenagers, too! 

"Who is God? A Study for Teens" (5-Day Devotional)
"5-Minute Devotionals for Teens: A Guide to God and Mental Health" (5-Day Devotional)
"31 Prayers for Teens" (31-Day Devotional)
Hey, parents/guardians! Need more support? Here are some videos to help explain fasting with your younger children!
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