Mark 9:28-29 declares,
“And he said unto them, this kind can come forth by nothing, but by prayer and fasting.” The beginning of the New Year is traditional for new beginnings and creating good habits. As a collective body (the Shiloh Baptist Church) we want to improve our relationship with God by spending time in His word, praying to Him, and setting aside devotion time to hear from God. Through this reading plan, we will walk through the book of Daniel. We should reflect on all the trials and tribulations that the Lord has brought us through as we witness the struggles of Daniel and his friends during their time of captivity waiting on God’s promises.
How we should fast
Restrict your food intake by limiting your consumption to the church fast which is “the Daniel Fast.” (See Appendix A)
Daniel 10:2-4 instructs, “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.”
For 21 days, we as a church will eat no meat, poultry, fish, starches, sweets, caffeinated drinks, nor drink alcoholic beverages. In addition, we are to make a sacrifice of restricting our involvement in favorite activities, i.e. watching television, casual telephone conversations with friends, and/or surfing the net, etc. and pray without ceasing.