Daniel Fast 2020
January 20 - January 29
We are beginning our 8th annual 10-day Daniel Fast on Monday, January 20th- Wednesday, January 29th. We will conclude this 10-day fast with a Night of Worship at TC on Wednesday, January 29th at 7:00pm.
We’ll be participating in a partial fast called “The Daniel Fast.” During this time, we will limit our diet to eating fruits and vegetables, whole grains and drinking water. “Please test your servants… Give us nothing but vegetables to eat and water to drink.” – Daniel 1:12 Although we’ll eliminate some common things from our daily diet, there are generous options available (see below for “Foods to Eat” and “Foods to Avoid”). If you have any condition which might prohibit you from being a part of the Daniel Fast, there are other options, i.e.: You may choose to eliminate caffeine, coffee, soda, or sweets; or fast from TV, Facebook, and other social media.
Remember: the details are not as important as the spirit in which you participate.
***If you have any known medical conditions or suspect such conditions, consult your doctor before beginning any fast. It is always good to consult a doctor before starting any fast.
Fasting is a spiritual discipline designed to connect us more deeply with God. Fasting involves giving up something PHYSICAL (ie: comfort food) for the sake of something SPIRITUAL (ie: a fresh filling of God’s Spirit). Over the next 10 days, we will sacrifice some of our regular food intake and replace it with Bible reading, prayer, and journaling. The overall goal is to work up a greater appetite for God Himself!
Remember: The focus of this fast is spiritual (a greater sense of dependency on God). This isn’t about weight loss or legalistic rules, so don’t fixate on the menu… fixate on the heart behind it! Above all, God’s most interested in your heart & hunger for Him!
START: Monday January 20th, begin meals of pure, simple fruits & vegetables for the next 10 days. We will be praying for each other!
FINISH: Wednesday, January 29th – We will come together as one church to worship and end the fast together. This will be an incredible celebration as all of Transformation Church comes together for one worship service on January 29th at 7:00pm!
Fresh, Frozen, Dried, Juiced or Canned
Apples, Apricots, Bananas, Blackberries, Blueberries, Boysenberries, Cantaloupe, Cherries, Cranberries, Figs, Grapefruit, Grapes, Guava, Honeydew Melon, Kiwi, Lemons, Limes, Mangoes, Nectarines, Papayas, Peaches, Pears, Pineapples, Plums, Prunes, Raisins, Raspberries, Strawberries, Tangelos, Tangerines, Watermelon
Barley, Brown Rice, Oats, Whole Wheat Pasta
Water, Natural Fruit Juice, (Black coffee if necessary)
Artichokes, Asparagus, Beets, Broccoli, Brussel Sprouts, Cabbage, Carrots, Cauliflower, Celery, Chili Peppers, Corn, Cucumbers, Eggplant, Garlic, Ginger Root, Kale, Leeks, Lettuce, Mushrooms, Mustard Greens, Okra, Onions, Parsley, Potatoes, Radishes, Rutabagas, Scallions, Spinach, Sprouts, Squashes, Sweet Potatoes, Tomatoes, Turnips, Watercress, Yams, Zucchini
Black Beans, Pinto Beans, Chick Peas, Lentils, Kidney Beans
Nuts & Seeds
Almonds, Cashews, Pecans, Pine Nuts, Peanuts, Walnuts, Sunflower & Pumpkin Seeds
All Meat, Poultry, Fish, Pork, All Bread and Baked Goods
Soda , Coffee & Tea, Energy Drinks, Alcohol
Dairy (milk, butter, cheese, eggs, etc.)
Sugar (raw, granulated, brown, artificial sweeteners)
Processed Foods (preservatives, additives, chemicals)
Fried Foods, Flour
Solid Fats (lard, margarine, shortening)