Join together with the ACC family as we go to God to prepare our hearts and minds to think the way God has called us to think, BIG! As we enter 2022, we are trusting that God has the greatest year in ACC’s history ahead of us, and we’re excited to prepare the way.

January 10 – January 30, 2022

Fasting, simply stated, is about eliminating distractions in order to draw nearer to God. Fasting gets us focused on God and renews us from the inside out. The most important part of prayer and fasting is your time with God.

We’re asking our entire church family to join together in united prayer and fasting for 21 days. Below is a suggested list of different types of fasting. Your personal fast should present a level of challenge, but it is very important to know your own body and to seek God in prayer and follow what the Holy Spirit leads you to do. Remember, it is the attitude of a heart sincerely seeking Him to which God responds with a blessing (Isaiah 58).

Utilize our Personal Guide to Fasting resource for an in-depth look at fasting, complete with lots of helpful tips.

Think BIG Prayer Guide

FAQS


  • Do you desire to know God’s will and direction for your life?
  • Are you in need of a miracle or breakthrough?
  • Do you have a dream inside you that only God can make possible?
  • Are you in need of a fresh touch from God in your life?
  • Do you want a deeper, more intimate and powerful relationship with the Lord?
  • Are you ready to have greater sensitivity to the Holy Spirit’s voice?
  • Do you need to break free from bondages that have been holding you captive?
  • Do you have a friend or loved one that needs Jesus?
  • Do you sense that God has more for your life?

The “Daniel Fast” is a nutritional fast where certain foods are avoided as demonstrated in Daniel 1:8. Click here for a complete guide to how the Daniel Fast works.

  • Complete Fast: drinking only liquids, typically water, with juice as an option.
  • Daniel Fast: removing meat, sweets, alcohol, and other items from your diet (see here).
  • Partial Fast: sometimes called a Jewish Fast, calls for abstaining from food for a specific part of each day. This might be from sunup to sundown, or 6 am to 3 pm, lunches, or something suitable for you.
  • Electronic Entertainment Fast: abstaining from social media and all forms of electronic entertainment (movies, TV, video games, news, etc.). This is a wonderful fast for everyone! This is also a good fast to combine with one of the food fasts. It’s helpful to refocus areas of life that might be out of balance. When breaking the fast, carefully bring that element back into your life in an orderly fashion.
  • Focused Fast: fast from what pacifies you, what has mastered you, addictions, etc.

Fasting without prayer would not be considered biblical fasting. Fasting without prayer would just be doing without food (or something else) and would rob one of an opportunity to commune with God. Prayer is communication, which consists of talking and listening. There are rich rewards in praying as it is a conversation between God and you. As you would practice good conversation to develop relationships with people, a Christian does the same with God. Biblical fasting and prayer are inseparable according to scripture. Continuously, we read scriptural examples of both being practiced at the same time.

While fasting should be kept secret as much as possible, there are times when a fast should be public (for example when church leadership may call for a corporate fast). In this case, it’s impossible to fast in secret. Perhaps, if we had more public fasts then we would be more conscious, individually, of the need and requirement to fast. Remember, fasting is not a matter of “if” but a matter of “when.” It is a given that we are to fast because the scriptures encourage us to do so.

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