January 10th -30th

Our Assignment: Get Closer

“I am the vine; you are the branches. If you remain in me and I in you, you will bear much fruit; apart from me you can do nothing.” – John 15:5

1. Spend Time with God Daily. Allow The Secret Place Devotional & Journal to guide you into a more intimate and consistent relationship with God.

2. Engage in the Daniel Fast (additional information below).

3. Join our 7am (CST) Breakthrough Prayer Call Every Day @ 1-775-799-9087.

4. On Friday, January 29, virtually attend a special service that will culminate our 21 Days of Fasting & Breakthrough Prayer.

5.Encourage someone to GET CLOSER to God by asking them to join our Breakthrough Prayer Call, gifting them The Secret Place Devotional & Journal, or inviting them to our virtual service on January 29.

Here’s Some Additional Information:

Like prayer and Bible reading, fasting is one of the spiritual disciplines of followers of Jesus.

The information below will answer many of your questions about fasting.

What is Prayer and Fasting?

Prayer is connecting with God; fasting is disconnecting ourselves from the World.

Biblical fasting is, very simply, denying oneself for the sake of getting closer to God.

Why Should I Fast?

Over time, it’s very easy for our souls (mind, will and emotions) to become full of junk. Fasting is a way to give our bodies and our souls a deep cleansing. When we do, we find that not only do we feel better, but as we get closer to God, we are more in tune with His voice. Fasting is not a diet. You diet to LOSE weight. You fast to GAIN a closer connection with God.

How Do I Fast?

There are several different types of fasts. At the beginning of each year, TWC follows the Daniel Fast for 21 days. Due to dietary restrictions, some will give up specific foods such as bread or sweet or activities such as social media, watching television, or toxic speech. The main thing to remember is don’t make this time all about what you give up. Most importantly, this time is about getting closer to God and replacing common distractions with prayer, reading our Bibles, journaling, and seeking His face.

How Should I Prepare to Fast?

If you are sacrificing food or committing to the Daniel Fast, it’s smart to plan ahead and make sure you’ll have plenty of the fruits and vegetables on hand. We have provided a list of nutritious foods that you can enjoy while on the Daniel Fast.

Foods to Consume while on the Daniel Fast

All Fruit
fresh, frozen, dried, juiced, or canned.

All Vegetables
fresh, frozen, dried, juiced, or canned.

All Whole Grains 
amaranth, barley, brown rice, oats, quinoa, millet, and whole wheat.

All Nuts & Seeds
almonds, cashews, macadamia nuts, peanuts, pecans, pine nuts, walnuts, pumpkin seeds, sesame seeds, and sunflower seeds; unsweetened almond milk. Nut butters are also included.

All Legumes
canned or dried; black beans, black eyed peas, cannellini beans, garbanzo beans (chickpeas), great northern beans, kidney beans, lentils, pinto beans, and split peas.

All Quality Oils 
avocado, coconut, grapeseed, olive, peanut, sesame, and walnut.

Beverages
distilled water, filtered water, and spring water.

Other
unsweetened almond milk, coconut milk, rice milk, or soy milk; herbs, spices, salt, pepper, unsweetened coconut flakes, seasonings, Bragg’s Liquid Aminos, soy products, and tofu.

Foods to Avoid while on the Daniel Fast

All Meat & Animal Products
bacon, beef, buffalo, eggs, fish, lamb, poultry, and pork.

All Dairy Products
butter, cheese, cream, milk, and yogurt.

All Sweeteners
agave nectar, artificial sweeteners, brown rice syrup, cane juice, honey, molasses, raw sugar, syrups, stevia, and sugar.

All Leavened Bread & Yeast
baked goods and Ezekiel bread (if it contains yeast and honey).

All Refined & Processed Food
artificial flavorings, chemicals, food additives, preservatives, white flour, and white rice.

All Deep-Fried Foods
corn chips, French fries, and potato chips.

All Solid Fats
lard, margarine, and shortening.

Beverages
alcohol, carbonated drinks, coffee, energy drinks, and tea.

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