Freedom Church would like you to join us for the month of January, as we set aside a season of prayer and fasting, to seek God as we begin the New Year.
During this time we commit to praying God’s favor on our lives, our relationships, our families, and our church. We know it is vital to keep God at the center of everything we do in all of these areas. We believe that as we set aside this time of prayer and fasting that we will draw nearer to God.
The purpose of Biblical fasting allows us to eliminate the distractions in our life that interfere with our spiritual walk. It enables us to hit the reset button of our soul and begins to renew us from the inside out. It also enables us to experience the goodness and mercy of God and prepares our hearts for all of the good things God desires to bring into our lives.
Remember, your personal fast should present a level of challenge.
Seek God in prayer and follow what the Holy Spirit leads you to do.
BEGIN WHERE YOU ARE
We’re all at different places in our walk with Jesus. Our jobs, daily schedules, our family life and medical conditions are all different and should be taken into account. So most importantly, whether you’ve fasted before, or this is your first time, begin where you are.
Fasting without prayer is a wasted opportunity. Prayer makes room for more of the presence of God in your life.
There are several types of fasts.
Complete Fast – This fast calls for drinking only liquids, typically water with light juices as an option.
Selective Fast – This type of fast involves removing certain elements from a diet. One example of a selective fast is the Daniel Fast, during which you remove meat, sweets, dairy, preservatives, and bread from your diet. You typically drink water and juice for fluids, and eat fruits and vegetables for food.
Partial Fast – This fast involves abstaining from eating any types of food in the morning and afternoon (6 am to 5 pm) or basically sun-up to sun-down.
Media Fast – This fast is common for those who do not have much experience fasting foods or who might have medical issues. It allows us to refocus certain areas of our life that are out of balance. For instance, someone might select to abstain from using social media such as Facebook, Twitter or Instagram. It may also include not watching television or listening to the radio.
The time that you normally would spend in these areas you choose to fast should increase your Bible reading, prayer or worship time.
During this season of prayer and fasting, we are seeking the Lord in these areas:
• That God would reveal Himself to us in new ways.
• That God would enlighten us in the areas we may be self deceived.
• Believing God for answered prayer to specific needs.
• Declaring our dependence on God in every area of our lives.
• Asking for forgiveness of our sins.
• Praying for our nation.
• Praying that more and more people would come to accept Jesus as Savior.
• Inviting the presence of God to move in a greater way at Freedom Church and our lives.
• Crying out to God for the next generation.
Join us Monday - Friday from 6:30 am to 7:30 am for corporate prayer. We will meet at the Summit Mauldin Campus at 48 Brookfield Oaks Dr. # A, Greenville, SC 29607