Promise Fast: Fasting For The Promises of 2014

“Dear God, what is my purpose and what are your plans for 2014?”

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Just about every person desires to know what God has in store for them.  We desire to know which relationships we should keep or let go; which opportunities we should pursue; and which decisions to make.  In 2013, many of us learned that the answers to those questions can only be revealed through developing a closer relationship with God.

2014 is around the corner and the same questions are looming in many of our minds.  We are eager to learn what God has in store and how our dreams will be fulfilled.  If you have big dreams and big goals for 2014, it’s going to require big sacrifices and big steps of faith.  It’s going to require you to be persistent and committed to every single thing you desire to see come to pass.

If you’re committed to seeing God move in your life in new ways, I invite you to do a new thing by joining me in a 3-day fast.  This will be my first time fasting for the new year and I’m calling it “My Promise Fast.” The idea of a fast was placed on my heart during Christmas after a conversation with one of my cousins.  When he first mentioned it, I wasn’t sure if it was something I wanted to do until I reviewed my list of goals and dreams for 2014.  Once I realized those things could only be achieved through God, I knew it was time to take my level of commitment to God to a new level.  It was time to do new things in order to receive new blessings.

Beginning tomorrow morning, I’ll be doing a Daniel Fast until 11:59pm on January 1, 2014.  If you’ve never done a Daniel Fast, I invite you to view the following link for information on the types of foods that are allowed (http://danielfast.wordpress.com/daniel-fast-food-list/).  As you sacrifice your desires to spend time with God, you can expect to receive increased wisdom, knowledge, guidance and instruction.  Fasting is a way of showing honor to God.  It shows God that you are able to place Him above every desire of your heart for the purpose of pursuing His heart.  When you honor God, He promises to honor you (1 Sam. 2:30). Therefore, as you end your fast expect to see God’s honor unfold in unprecedented ways throughout 2014.

What better way is there to start a new year, than to start it with God!  For information and guidance on how to organize your prayers during the fast, click here http://www.daniel-fast.com/spirituallife/.

If you decide to participate in the fast send me a message & let me know.  Each morning of the fast, I’ll be praying for God’s wisdom, strength and guidance in the life of each person who participates in the fast.

“If you can speak it in 2013, God can perform it in 2014.” -Pastor John Gray

 2014, We Are Ready For You!

~ETE

4 Comments
  • Roselyn
    December 29, 2013

    What a great idea to usher into the new year with a determined heart through fasting.To be honest with you as I read and saw you stated it is till 11:59pm, I thought to myself I need to look up what Daniel fasting is before I commit to this. Then a thought came to mind, this is an opportunity to lay down and petition God for his promises made to us to come to pass; so whatever it takes to accomplish a Daniel fast I need not look up what it is before I commit. This is part of having faith, and believing that God will do exceedingly and abundantly whatever our desires are!!!

    • ErikaTheEncourager
      December 29, 2013

      Amen Roz! And I feel you on the slight hesitation all the way because when my cousin suggested it, I thought to myself “uhhhh…I don’t know about that.” I was focusing on what I would be giving up instead of who I will be giving unto, God.

      I kept coming across posts on FB by Jentezen Franklin and a person from church, and I knew it was time to take my faith to a new level.

      Thanks so much doing the fast with me. I will be praying for you and with you, and petitioning God on your behalf.

      2014 is our year!

  • challenyee
    December 30, 2013

    This is truly fascinating, especially the call to remove all grains (breads/pasta/rice/gluten and non-gluten products). This is the area of simple carbohydrate reduction that sneaks up on most people. Removing “grains” for a time is certainly part of a viable “fasting” diet. Most complex carbs sources like greens offer a more steady form of energy and are more nutritious. I might also replace regular white potato with small yams or sweet potatoes.

    • ErikaTheEncourager
      December 30, 2013

      I decided to do the Daniel Fast after coming across a post from Jentezen Franklin on Facebook. He’ll be leading His church in a fast January 5-26th and he provided very helpful information on the benefits of fasting on his site. Here’s the link to his church fast: http://www.jentezenfranklin.org/fasting/

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