There are different kinds of fasts: a total fast from foods and liquids for a short interval of time; a liquid fast, in which only water may be drunk; a juice fast, which involves drinking water and a given amount of juices at normal meal times; a fast from meats, on which only fruits and vegetables may be eaten.
It is important to understand the effects of fasting on the spirit, soul, and body. Before committing to a fast, I encourage you to study the Word of God and to read books that provide important nutritional and other health information. Understanding will help to avoid harm and injury - both physically and spiritually.
Do not flaunt your fast, but do talk with your family and close associates if necessary to let them know what you are doing.
Father, I consecrate this fast to you and set my mind to gain understanding in these matters for which I am concerned.
I humble myself before You, Most High God. In accordance with Daniel 10:1-3, I will eat no _______ for the period of _______.
I obey the words of Jesus by putting on festive clothing, so that no one will suspect that I am fasting.
Father, you know every secret, and I look to You for my reward. I am assured that You hear me when I pray according to Your will, and I know that I shall have the petitions that I desire of You.
Father, I delight myself in You, and You cause my desires to be agreeable with Your will.
I chose the fast You have chosen to loose the chains of injustice and untie the cords of the yoke, to set the oppressed free and to break every yoke. I share my food with the hungry and provide the poor wanderer with shelter. When I see the naked, I will clothe him, and I will not turn away from my own flesh and blood. Then my light will break forth like the dawn, and my healing will quickly appear, then my righteous will go before me, and Your glory, Lord, will be my rear guard.
Father, thank You for cleansing me ---- spirit, soul and body. All my ways seem innocent to me, but my motives are weighed by You, my Lord and my Master. I commit this fast to You, and my plans will succeed. I thank You that it is You Who give the wise answer of the tongue.
Forever, O Lord, Your Word stands firm in heaven. Your faithfulness extends to every generation, like the earth You created; it endures by Your decree, for everything serves Your plans.
In Jesus' name, Amen.
It is best to break a fast by eating fruit, broth or a light salad, gradually adding other foods day by day depending upon the length of the fast.
Father, in the name of Jesus, Hot are my Light and my Salvation; whom shall I fear? You are the Strength of my life, of whom shall I be afraid?
Father, You have given me the desires of my heart. You have heard and answered my prayer. To You be the glory! Great things You have done!
I rest in You, awaiting the manifestation of all that I required and inquired of You.
I thank You for giving me Your strength to face each day full of sap [of spiritual vitality]. Today, I break this fast as You have directed by Your Word and prayer.
How to Begin? (I am glad you asked)....
Complete a Spending Plan: A spending plan outlines all your expenses plus your income.
Buy a Financial journal: This is where you will write down all your expense each day on the day on the fast, your biggest fear regarding money and what action you can take to reduce the fear.
Only utilize the funds that are needed to do the fast. No additional spending.
Day 1: On this first day of the financial fast you will focus on breaking the bonds that have kept you in financial bondage. Your chains might be credit card debt or a fear of facing the reality you’ll see if you finally do a budget.
Day 2: In 1 Timothy 5:8, Paul said that believers have a responsibility to provide for their families. He said that those who don’t are “worse than an unbeliever.” It’s important to take care your four walls first, before attending to help others. Reflect on this while making decisions on any access that need to be removed. How can this action increase your saving?
Luke 15 11-32: Study the Wasteful Son, how did he feel after wasting his inheritance? How did it impact his ability to see his worth?
Day 3: Are you past due? Don’t worry about past due amounts; develop a plan to stay current. Then, communicate and negotiate with the vendors concerning payments on the past dues.
Your goal in _______________ with the past due amounts is:
1) put it all at the end of the loan
2) put most at the end and the rest you pay in installments
3) defer past due amounts for 3-6 months and then allow you
to pay in installments
4) pay past due amounts in installments with your regular payments
Day 4: In Jeremiah 29:11, it states the following: I know the plans I have in mind for you, declares the Lord; they are plans for peace, not disaster, to give you a future filled with hope.
This will be the first day you will do vegetables, protein, and water.
Day 5: All vegetables and water while reflecting on the legacy you will leave your children.
Day 6: Fruits, vegetables, and water while making journaling about your bank account trends. Has it been good, bad, what your relationship with the bank?
Meditate on Ecclesiastes 10:19
Day 7: Break the fast by consuming one main meal while eating lots of veggies. On the final day, you want to write down your action steps to execute regarding your financial goals. How will they impact your immediate future? Finally, praise GOD for the marvelous outcome.
Get ready for the BEST #MoneyDateNights EVER!