Abundant Life Church Consecration 2018

January 7 - 28, 2018



A CALL TO FASTING 

2018 is the year for Abundant Life to focus on what it means to be a strong, stable and healthy disciple of Christ. Every follower of Jesus should pursue growth in their relationship with Christ and live out their calling with passion. Whether you are a member or attendee we encourage you to participate in this season of fasting and consecration. God has a blessing in store for you and our church family. He will be faithful to do His part and we must be faithful to do ours. It’s up to each one of us to be in position to receive when God brings greater things come our way.



WHY DOES ABUNDANT LIFE FAST AS A CHURCH?

Fasting will bring us into a deeper, more intimate, and more powerful relationship with the Lord by helping us to develop discipline and sensitivity to his spirit. By removing foods from our diet, it trains us to exert self-control over our physical selves so we can cultivate the discipline necessary for spiritual growth. Furthermore, as we cut out distractions and press into God, our spirit becomes uncluttered by the things of this world and more sensitive to the Lord. Through fasting, we put ourselves in a position where we can gain a greater sense of purpose and focus individually and collectively. Our desire is that this fast will move all of us to a new level of faith and fruitfulness.



TYPES OF FASTS

DANIEL FAST

A Daniel fast is when you give up all animal products, sweets, processed food and caffeine, maintaining a healthy diet of whole grains, fruits and vegetables. In depth-guidelines for a Daniel Fast can be found on page 5.

PARTIAL FAST

A partial fast is when, instead of restricting the food you can eat, you restrict the time you can eat it. For example, you may choose to skip lunch each day or choose to not eat between the hours of 6am and 6pm.

LIQUID FAST

A liquid fast is when you only consume liquids. Depending on the guidelines you set for yourself, liquids may include items like smoothies and protein shakes or be as restrictive as clear liquids or water.


Are you ready to get started?

Abundant Life Church will observe a 21-day fast beginning on Sunday, January 7, 2018 – Saturday, January 28, 2018. Download the guide below to receive your food guidelines, the prayer list as well as physical and spiritual considerations.