WHAT IS THE FAST OF DANIEL
But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit comes on you. (Acts 1:8)
The Fast of Daniel is based on the fast described in Daniel Chapter 10 in the Bible. Daniel decided to fast for 21 days in order to find favour, and receive wisdom and understanding from God.
Nowadays, among the list of things which get in the way of our relationship with God, distractions are one of the worst. They come in all forms of entertainment and secular information, which bombard us constantly. As the Lord Jesus would say: ‘He who has ears to hear, let him hear!’ (Matthew 13:9).
The purpose of the Fast of Daniel is exactly this: to open our ears to the voice of God.
The purpose of daily tasks
The main objective of the fast is to receive the Holy Spirit. You are invited to start this purpose with us during this Fast.It will help you get the most out of these 21 days and to see benefits in every area of your life. Each page of this booklet represents a day, and on each day, you’ll find five tasks. They relate to the five key areas of your life: spirituality; health; relationships; finances, and personal growth.
Why take part in this purpose?
Just as fasting is not simply to stop eating, the Fast of Daniel is not simply to stop absorbing secular information or entertainment. The Fast calls for us to abstain from certain things but also requires the right attitude, which will help you reach your objectives.
How to participate?
Read and follow the tasks daily. Always make sure to read the daily instructions before you begin.
What about inviting a friend (or several) to participate in this purpose with you? Then you can motivate each other to complete the tasks.
Swap your thoughts for the thoughts of God; meditate on His Word and communicate with Him through prayer. This is your opportunity to have a true encounter with the Creator. If you wish to develop spiritually and desire to have His seal, then this is the time.
Read Bishop Macedo’s daily messages to help you throughout this journey. Use them for your spiritual and personal growth.