God Bless you and welcome to our 21 Day – Daniel Fast beginning January 4th - January 24th. This is a time for us to experience a closer relationship with God. Right now, your life may be all about you, what you want, and when you want it. Imagine if you separate yourself from your perceived needs you may see that life is all about God and will find that there are benefits to putting God first.
A calendar was created so that each week we will all be on ‘one-accord’ meaning that we will be focusing on the same weekly theme, reading the same scriptures, and praying together every Wednesday & Saturday morning on the Impactful Prayer Line, please know that the prayer line is open continuously.
As we prepare our heart, motives, and body, let us begin by walking in a Spirit of Expectancy.
In Peace and Love,
Carol M. Garrett
Rev. Dr. Carol M. Garrett, Pastor
Foods to eat
All fruits. These can be fresh, frozen, dried, juiced or canned. Fruits include but are not limited to apples, apricots, bananas, blackberries, blueberries, boysenberries, cantaloupe, cherries, cranberries, figs, grapefruit, grapes, guava, honeydew melon, kiwi, lemons, limes, mangoes, nectarines, oranges, papayas, peaches, pears, pineapples, plums, prunes, raisins, raspberries, strawberries, tangelos, tangerines, watermelon
All vegetables. These can be fresh, frozen, dried, juiced or canned. Vegetables include but are not limited to artichokes, asparagus, beets, broccoli, brussels sprouts, cabbage, carrots, cauliflower, celery, chili peppers, collard greens, 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, veggie burgers (an option if you are not allergic to soy).
Foods to Avoid
Animal products Meat (bacon, beef, bison, chicken, lamb, pork, and turkey), dairy, (butter, cheese, cream, milk, and yogurt), fish/seafood, eggs. Added sugar Agave nectar, artificial sweeteners, brown rice syrup, brown sugar, cane juice, corn syrup, honey, malt syrup, molasses, and raw sugar. Yeast (and, therefore, leavened bread) isn't part of the Daniel Fast.
Refined grains White flour and white rice. Only whole grains are allowed on the Daniel Fast. A whole grain product contains the entire grain kernel ― the bran, germ, and endosperm. Processed food Foods that contain artificial flavorings, chemicals, food additives, and preservatives. Deep-fried food Examples are corn chips, French fries, and potato chips. (Baked chips are acceptable if they don't contain restricted ingredients.
Check the label for "baked" to be sure.) Solid fats Butter, lard, margarine, and shortening. Chocolate Milk chocolate, semi-sweet chocolate, dark chocolate, chocolate syrup, and cacao. Caffeinated and alcoholic beverages Alcohol, coffee, caffeinated tea, and energy drinks.